I mentioned local pastor Joel Hunter once before, when the Orlando Sentinel published an article he wrote on Christians and politics. Today's Sentinel mentions him again, and so will I.

Hunter has accepted the (unpaid) position of president of the Christian Coalition of America. The author of Right Wing, Wrong Bird: Why the Tactics of the Religious Right Won't Fly With Most Conservative Christians plans to take the Coalition in a new direction, moving its headquarters from Washington, DC to Central Florida, and seeking to broaden its approach and appeal.

"There ought to be more than just gay marriage and pro-life issues, because the Bible is concerned with all of life. We need to do everything we can to relieve poverty, to heal the sick and to protect the Earth."

Much remains to be seen, but it sounds like a positive change.
Posted by sursumcorda on Saturday, September 30, 2006 at 7:04 am | Edit
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Only it didn't happen. Hunter resigned his position before fully assuming the post, when it became obvious to him that other Christian Coalition leaders would not support his efforts to expand the mission of the group.

Posted by SursumCorda on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 3:08 pm
Rev. Joel Hunter...You've made the "right" decision! We have very similar situation in Catholic Church. Too much attention to the polarizing issues, and not nearly enough to the issues that really count, eg. poverty, torture, racism, dignity of the human being,genocide, unjust wars, etc., etc, What would Jesus do?

Posted by bob weiss on Friday, December 01, 2006 at 8:52 am
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