Freedom Writer - March 1995 [ref001] Current concerns The Christian Coalition is currently

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Freedom Writer - March 1995 [ref001] Current concerns _ The Christian Coalition is currently opposing the nomination of Dr. Henry W. Foster Jr. for Surgeon General. The Coalition has distributed form letters to aid its members in sending letters to their representatives in Washington. The Coalition budgeted $1 million for passing Newt Gingrich's Contract with America. In January, its 50 state directors descended on Washington to lobby Congress. The Coalition is using phone trees, fax networks, satellite TV, computerized bulletin boards, talk radio, and direct mail to mobilize its members. To "strengthen families," the Christian Coalition wants to outlaw no-fault divorce. Ralph Reed recently said, "Our top legislative priority at the Christian Coalition is to abolish the Department of Education or downgrade it to agency level." The Christian Coalition is taking over the Republican Party from the inside, through the Republican National Committee. In 1996, it will exert its strength in trying to keep an anti-abortion plank in the Republican platform. If the Republican presidential and vice-presidential candidate are not anti-abortion, the Christian Coalition may join with other religious right groups to support a third national party. According to the "America at a Crossroads" video, the Christian Coalition plans to "elect majorities in the U.S. Congress and the legislatures in at least thirty states, as well as the school boards, and other local bodies...[and] build strong organizations in every state and congressional district in America." _ _Back to [ref002]Profile: Christian Coalition_ [ref003][ref004] Return to table of contents Copyright 1995 IFAS The Freedom Writer / ifas@crocker.com [ref001] ../banner.gif [ref002] coalition.html [ref003] index.html [ref004] ../../uparrow.gif This file is copywritten by the Institute for First Amendment Studies. Subscribe to The Freedom Writer and Walk Away news letters by writing to or telephoneing the Institute for First Amendment Studies: Post Office Box 589 Great Barrington, Massachusetts. 01230 Telephone: (413) 528-3800 E-Mail: ifas@crocker.com Web page: http://www.crocker.com/~ifas

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