Freedom Writer - June 1994
Catholics and evangelicals form political bloc
New York, New York -- Catholic and evangelical leaders of the Christian
Right recently took an extremely important step in advancing their
conservative agenda. At the end of March, the nation's largest and
most politically active religious groups agreed to fight "sin" through
The statement, called "Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian
Mission in the Third Millennium," has several important elements.
While it is an agreement to fight social evils, the statement goes
beyond merely fighting secularism, abortion, euthanasia, pornography,
homosexuality, the liberal media, and sex education. The leaders also
urged their flocks to accept one another as Christian brothers and
sisters, and to stop aggressive proselytizing of each other's flocks.
Signers of the unofficial document include Pat Robertson, Chuck Colson,
Cardinal John O'Connor, and Rev. Richard Neuhaus. In all, forty Catholic
and evangelical leaders signed the statement. Chuck Colson, who turned
to evangelism after release from prison for his Watergate activities,
initiated the project in 1990.
The historic declaration serves to consolidate the efforts of many
already powerful independent groups comprising the Religious Right.
In all probability, this may be the Religious Right's most significant
move to date.
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