According to Americans United, Christian extremist groups are gathering in Washington D.C. this weekend to pressure Republican presidential hopefuls into conforming to their religiously-based political agenda. All major GOP candidates are expected to attend the Values Voter Summit.
According to Lynn,
Their goal is simple: to consolidate their power within the GOP and elect a president who is in their pocket. They want to ramp up their efforts to run everyone else’s lives according to a narrow and rather hateful definition of Christianity.To pressure the Republican candidates, these extremists are threatening the possibility of forming a third party if they cannot find a candidate behind which to rally. Sadly, no Republican seems able to afford to walk away from this nonsense. After all, they have been raising record amounts of money to support whoever they select for 2008.
Focus on the Family, the Family Research Council and their ideological allies are determined to use the power of the government to force their theology on all Americans,” Lynn said. “They are looking for the candidate who will best help them achieve that goal. That’s what this weekend is about.Tags: Barry Lynn, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, James Dobson, Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, Republican, politics, election 2008, 2008 election, Christian extremism, theocracy, Vales Voter Summit, Christianity, GOP