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Christian Coalition: Povert ain't our issue. (November 23, 2006 12:59 PM)
Posted by: Good Will
Today we learn that The Rev. Joel Hunter, who was recently picked to take over leadership of the group, has announced he will no longer take the job.

The reason? Hunter wanted to move the organization's agenda beyond opposing abortion and gay marriage to focus on issues such as poverty and the environment, and the group would have none of it.

Rev. Hunter was set to take over leadership of the Christian Coalition on January 1. He had hoped to move the organization to focus on issues that really matter to people, like raising the minimum wage and protecting the environment. "These are issues that Jesus would want us to care about," Hunter said. But the evangelicals apparently don't think that focusing on poverty is very Christian at all:

Got that boys and girls? HELPING TEH POOR IS NOT A CHRISTIAN VALUE!!!
http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061123/APN/611231655

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