16 comments

  1. defnotrep says:

    lol Jeff….a wolf in sheep’s clothing eh.

    Doubt you will be successful in your wish bc we all know Sadie is such a good “Christian”.

  2. Mike Hauncho says:

    Sadie is a great lady who deserves more repect than most people on this blog. Many of those who hear the name Christian Coalition become scared and they don’t even know why. The CC or I should say the new Georgia Christian Alliance has fought hard for many Republican candidates and issues. They are not a Republican organization but they are conservative. Sadie has done a wonderful job and if you don’t know her personally then you should.

  3. rightofcenter says:

    It saddens me as a Christian that this group would continue to use Christ’s name. They are a gross distortion of Christ. If Christ was walking among us today, would he be speaking out exclusively on homosexuality and abortion? Perhaps, but we know for sure what he did when he was here the first time. He served the least among us, the poor and the oppressed. He spoke of loving God and loving others. He disdained the pharisees. I would say Sadie and her ilk are dangerously close to being the modern day version of pharisees.

  4. Mike Hauncho says:

    defnotrep,

    Please enlighten me specifically on how Sadie “and her kind” have been non-Christlike.” Sadie and the Christian Coalition have fought hard to defend issues such as abortion and gay marriage as well as illegal immigration, although not necessarily a christian issue she has worked hard to represent her members beliefs. If you disagree with the CC stance then do not join but do not condem her for standing up for what she believes. Who are you to judge?

  5. Jeff Emanuel says:

    Who are you to judge?

    You just lost your argument right there. Stick to arguing on facts; “holier than thou” mumbo-jumbo just reinforces the majority opinion that you, and her, think that you are above reproach because of your use of the word “christian.”

    As a Christian myself, I have no time for Sadie or her organizations, and take offense at being associated with her because of her choice to use the term in her dealings. Planning on responding? Don’t — after all, “who are you to judge?”

  6. Chris says:

    Question: how many soup kitchens, nursing homes and nursery schools have this Alliance volunteered at, or helped fund, and to what extent? What social service organizations HAVE they materially participated in?

  7. rightofcenter says:

    Hauncho,
    Immigration not necessarily a Christian issue? So why the heck is an organization with Christian in its name talking about it? Actually, it could be a Christian issue as it relates to the parable of the Good Samaritan. Of course, the CA formerly known as the CC would be on the wrong side of that one.

  8. Bill Simon says:

    Here’s a new slogan for Sadie’s new group:

    The Christian Alliance – We are to Georgia politics what Ann Coulter is to national politics…skanky and loud-mouthed.

  9. Mike Hauncho says:

    Wait a second Jeff,

    At what point did I state that I was above reproach? You are to quick to turn your nose up at me for stating my opinion on Sadie and the CC. If you are a Christian and not a member of the CC then why are you worried about being associated with her? If people think you are with them then tell them where the CC stands and where you stand, easy enough. As to immigration and the Good Samaritan, how does helping illegal immigrants fall into that category? You assume that all immigrants are poor and starving while many make enough to provide for their family and live modest lives but they come here because they want more. There is a difference between that and being beaten and left to die on the side of the road. It is no wonder that Christianity has had a hard time growing. Blogs like this that only show peoples disgust and add no solutions to the problem will keep Christianity down. Not the CC.

  10. jsm says:

    ROC,

    “If Christ was walking among us today, would he be speaking out exclusively on homosexuality and abortion?”

    After Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for condemning the adulterous woman, He told her, “Go, and sin no more.”

    Jesus spoke out against sin when He was on earth, and He would do so if He were physically here now. He didn’t speak of any sin exclusively then, and He wouldn’t now. Would he speak out in hate? No. Would he physically harm a sinner because of his sin? Probably not. But don’t get the idea that Jesus would turn a blind eye to sin simply because He loves everyone.

    The Pharisees were wrong because they tried to enforce their own additions to God’s Law.

    Although I don’t agree with many of the methods of the CC, I do agree with many of their stated issues. It is possible to love people I disagree with and be kind to them. That will not stop me from speaking out against actions and issues that I believe are wrong.

    As far as the “Good Samaritan” argument, the guy who got robbed and beaten in that story wasn’t trying to illegally enter a country and effectively steal from its citizens. If he were, the Samaritan would have helped the guy and then sent him home where he belonged.

  11. Jeff Emanuel says:

    MH:

    At what point did I state that I was above reproach?

    The point at which you said “who are you to judge.”

    If you are a Christian and not a member of the CC then why are you worried about being associated with her?

    Her misuse of the word “christian” as a label for her for-profit religiosity and attempt at partisan “power” politics. Like I said: keep the “coalition,” lose the “Christian.”

    If people think you are with them then tell them where the CC stands and where you stand

    Thanks for the advice — and belive you me, I have to do that much more often than you know.

    It is no wonder that Christianity has had a hard time growing.

    Ah yes — with 2.1 billion Christians worldwide, it’s in danger of being flushed any time now.

    Blogs like this that only show peoples disgust and add no solutions to the problem will keep Christianity down. Not the CC.

    That depends on your goal. If your goal is to raise dollars and show the supposed “might” of the fringe Christian Right in elections, by supporting partisan issues, backing politicians, casting aspersive judgment on all and sundry (while simultaneously demanding of your target, “who are you to judge me?”), and trying to have a say above all others at the policy table — all while claiming to speak for the God of Christianity — then the Christian Coalition (now the Georgia Christian Alliance) is probably a good place to be.

    If you view living the Word to the best of your ability, believing in the inherent rightness of your faith and position, and at the same time not attempting to demonize others, claiming to speak for God when dealing with them, or claiming to be the actual voice of God on the earth — while you collect money for your trouble — then you probably belong in the mainstream with the rest of us, and not in a fringe, power-hungry, for-profit, exploitative, pseudo-religious organization.

    Look, Mike. My grandparents were missionaries for 40 years in post-WWII Japan (from 1946 to 1985). I was raised in a Christian household, am a Christian myself, and recognize (and embrace) the Judeo-Christian foundation inherent in this nation. I approve of Christianity, as well as its moral teachings and the good it has brought to the civilized world.

    For-profit hackjobs like Sadie and whatever she names her group are none of the above. Sorry to have to break it to you. Blogs like this only show people’s disgust? Yeah, ok. I’m disgusted with fringe, power-and-money-seeking people taking my — and 2.1 billlion other people’s — religion and wearing it as a cloak of righteousness while carrying out actions which reflect none of the principles or beliefs that go into actual Christianity.

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