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March 14, 2007

NAE disses real Evangelicals

From the New York Times...

The board of the National Association of Evangelicals has rebuffed leaders of the Christian right who had called for the association to silence or dismiss its Washington policy director because of his involvement in the campaign against global warming.

Prominent Christian conservatives like James C. Dobson, chairman of Focus on the Family, and Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, had sent a letter to the association’s leaders this month accusing the policy director, the Rev. Richard Cizik, of “using the global warming controversy to shift the emphasis away from the great moral issues of our time,” which they defined as abortion, homosexuality and teaching children sexual morality and abstinence.

Board members say that the notion of censoring Mr. Cizik never arose last week at their meeting in Minnesota, and that he had delivered the keynote address at their banquet.

In addition, the board voted 38 to 1 to endorse a declaration, which Mr. Cizik helped to write, that denounces the American government’s treatment of detainees in the fight against terrorism.

The board also voted unanimously to reaffirm the platform adopted three years ago, which enumerates seven policy priorities, including the environment, human rights and poverty. In doing so, board members said they intended to convey that the evangelical movement had a broader agenda than the one pushed by Christian conservatives and segments of the Republican Party.

Translation: We Liberals stole your organization fair and square and we aren't going to give it back.

Look for a new, more accurate Evangelical organization soon, sine the NAE is now, obviously, in the hands of Liberals.

Note how often Liberals steal Conservative organizations, rather than start their own. Note also that when Conservatives, then, go rebuild from scratch, their new organization quickly grow, whereas on those rare occasions that Liberal fail in their takeover attempt, and resort to building their own organization (the CBF founded in opposition to the Southern Baptist Convention after a Liberal takeover attempt failed), the new Liberal organization seems doomed from the start, and struggles to exist.

Evangelical need to quickly cut and run from the now Liberal controlled NAE, and start a new organization that will actually represent Evangelicals, rather than Liberals pretending to be Evangelicals.

Posted by Danny Carlton at March 14, 2007 6:04 AM

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