Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Monday, March 19, 2001
The Christian Coalition, so ballyhooed as a political force to be feared, is about to go the way of the Moral Majority, which folded in the '80s.
A Washington Times story says the Coalition is rocked by financial debt, lawsuits and the loss of experienced political leaders. It has become, says the Times, a pale imitation of its former self.
Former employees are interviewed and the Coalition not only doesn't have the members it claims, it also doesn't have at least 12 state chapters it has claimed to have.
Ken Hill, a former Christian Coalition chief operating officer is quoted: "I get no sense that Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition is any more than marginally effective." A group of black employees has filed a $63 million discrimination lawsuit against the Coalition.
So, what's next for Christians and politics? If you're unsure, may I suggest you read my book, Blinded by Might? It's now in paperback, and if your bookstore doesn't have it, you can get it through them or through Amazon.com at a nice discount.