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The '''Christian Coalition''' is a religiously motivated [[conservative]] group founded in 1989 "as a means towards helping to give [[Christian]]s a voice in their government again," which claims to "represent a growing group of over 2 million people of faith all across America."<ref>http://www.cc.org/about.cfm</ref>  The Coalition is perhaps most famous for the voters guides that they give out to [[churches]] that can be picked up by their members which show the positions that candidates take on issues that have meaning within the Christian community.
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[[Pat Robertson]] founded the organization after his unsuccessful bid to win the [[Republican]] nomination for [[President]].  He appointed [[Ralph Reed]] as its executive director until 1997, when Reed left to start his own political consulting business in [[Atlanta]] and eventually mount an unsuccessful campaign for [[Lieutenant Governor|lieutenant governor]] there in 2006.
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The Christian Coalition took credit for the [[Republican]] landslide victories in the [[1994 congressional election]]s, during the zenith of the organization's influence.  In 1996 it backed [[Robert Dole]] for the [[Republican]] nomination. [[Pat Robertson]] stepped down at the end of 2000 leaving Roberta Combs in charge.
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In 2006, the [[Alabama]] chapter of [[Christian Coalition]] separated from it, declaring that "the national group has been moving to the left ever since a 2003 campaign by the national group opposed the statewide organization on the issue of a tax increase."<ref>http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51655</ref>
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An independent group also associated with [[Pat Robertson]], the [[American Center for Law and Justice]], pursues litigation in court on matters of interest to many members of [[Christian Coalition]].
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== References ==
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[[category:Political Organizations]]
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Revision as of 09:13, 24 January 2010

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