Thank you for responding on April 3rd to my
previous letter. I found your concise description of the Christian
Coalitions mission to be enlightening.
Your policy "to include only those candidates
considered viable according to Federal Election Commission guidelines," stands in contrast to including candidates considered as viable options
to Christians, despite their polling status. I commend you for being
Your dedicated aim of making "people aware of various
family and moral issues" is a honorable one. However, your scope on one
end seems so broad to be guided by public opinion survey, and so narrow on
the other as to allow Christianís to remain ignorant of candidates
espousing godly principles because of faltering appeal in both public
policy and public polls. This scope causes me to question your
effectiveness of being unique. To me, the bottom lines appears as though
you provide no voter information that is distinguishably separate from
purely secular counterparts.
Can you give me a strong argument as to why any
Christian wishing to avoid evil should support an organization whose goal
is to "engage in educating and training concerned citizens in civic
participation," when many common voter education programs are already
doing such? Is the difference alone to be found in the namesake
The liability of evil thinking is that even the lesser
of two evil actions is still evil. It is not as though a third option
doesnít ever exist Ė it simply isnít presented by non-Christian
Thank you again, Mr. Miles, for your thoughtful,
concise, and timely response. I was greatly educated upon your focus and
goals as voter educators.
2nd Life Member
Terrytown Civic Association
I used to be involved with the Christian
Coalition in their early years. They originally touted that they wanted
people to know about Christian candidates. Sadly, I later learned
about Christian candidates, like Howard Phillips and others, from the
secular media, because the Christian Coalition refused to list them.
Their voter guides leave Christians ignorant of other bible practicing
Christians seeking political office! The qualifications of a
bishop/pastor, in 1 Timothy chapter 3, are earmarks of what it means to be
a mature Christian man. With the requirement of being a man removed,
these are qualities that every Christian should seek to achieve and are
also the requirements that should be met when given the opportunity to
choose who be over you deciding matters of morality (right vs. wrong,
non-criminal vs. criminal). Since non-believers are called
anti-Christ by Scripture, trying to get an unbeliever into an official
position to legislate is not something a mature Christian will endorse.
Paul also warns that putting a Christian into a position of such
leadership when they have not yet attained a mature level of Christian
walk will place them in danger of being snared by the devil.
Unfortunately, many of our leaders that profess to be Christians have been
placed into office without them fulfilling Paul's list of qualifications
for godly leadership, thus it is no wonder that they have succumbed to
situational morality and produce
bad laws or rulings.