Some of the nation's most politically influential conservative Christians, alarmed by the prospect of a Republican presidential nominee who supports abortion rights, are considering backing a third-party candidate.More than 40 Christian conservatives attended a meeting Saturday in Salt Lake City to discuss the possibility, and planned more gatherings on how they should move forward, according to Richard A. Viguerie, the direct-mail expert and longtime conservative activist.Rudy Giuliani, who supports abortion rights and gay rights, leads in national polls of the Republican presidential candidates. Campaigning in New Jersey on Monday, Giuliani brushed aside talk of an upstart effort by religious conservatives."I'm working on one party right now the Republican Party," Giuliani said. "I believe we are reaching out very, very well to Republicans. The emphasis is on fiscal conservatism, which brings Republicans together."Other participants in the meeting included James Dobson, founder of the Focus on the Family evangelical ministry in Colorado Springs, Colo., and, according to Viguerie, Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, a conservative policy group in Washington.http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071001/ap_on_el_pr/conservatives_third_party
This generation of Republican 'leadership' reminds me of something I heard Kissinger once said. "90% of politicians give the other 10% a bad reputation."MC
That quote is sadly funny!I think that these Christian groups are going to bring harm to the church in the end. The organized church that is. That harm is already in the works as far as the IRS is concerned. Christianity like an awkward bird on the ground was meant to soar high above the earth below, on earth it was meant to be salt and light, not a forced drink of vinegar or some other bitter drink. I guess maybe this this is another attempt at the crusades? We will try to force feed society but we refuse to reach out to our neighbors who we can know and see and introduce to Jesus Christ. How sad.
are considering backing a third-party candidate.
Quote:are considering backing a third-party candidate.Which will then guarantee the success of the Democrat candidate. Like what happened when Perot ran, diverting votes away from George H.W. Bush in 1993, assuring a win for William Jefferson Clinton.