From Friday’s Austin American Statesman:
The Rev. Joel Hunter of Longwood, Fla., said he quit as president-elect of the group founded by evangelist Pat Robertson because he realized he would be unable to broaden the agenda beyond opposing abortion and gay marriage. He had hoped to include issues such as easing poverty and saving the environment.
“These are issues that Jesus would want us to care about,” Hunter said. “They pretty much said, ‘These issues are fine, but they’re not our issues; that’s not our base,’ ” Hunter said of the group’s leadership.
No, Jesus wouldn’t want us to do anything wimpified and librul like helping the poor or giving a damn about the health of the ecosystem. Undermining women’s health care and a pathological hatred of gays — that’s what Jesus would do!
The article ends with a brief, obvious note about the once-mighty Christian Coalition’s increasing irrelevance. Good riddance.