The Georgia Christian Coalition wants no part of the national Christian Coalition:
The Christian Coalition of Georgia, one of the most powerful organizations in state politics, announced Monday that it had split with the national organization established 17 years ago by the Rev. Pat Robertson and organizer Ralph Reed.
Three other state chapters — in Alabama, Iowa and Ohio — have recently abandoned the national organization, once credited with the 1994 Republican takeover of the U.S. House.
“The Christian Coalition of America has demonstrated by their actions in word and in deed a desire to drift from our founding tenets. The Christian Coalition of America has left us, we have not left them,” Georgia chapter Chairman Sadie Fields, who led the campaign for a constitutional ban on gay marriage, said in a prepared statement.
She accused the national organization of a “drift” into liberalism, on issues such as global warming and an increase in the minimum wage. “They teamed up with Moveon.org, a liberal organization, to lobby for net neutrality, which is something we’ve never addressed,” Fields said.
There’s no doubt the Christian Coalition of America is losing influence. It could be a good thing for Sadie and her group to split, but it all depends on what issues they take up.