A New Name For The Alabama Christian Coalition
Loretta Nall reports on her blog:
MONTGOMERY-Today Christian Coalition of Alabama officials announced the formal notice of a name change. In a letter to Roberta Combs dated August 22, 2006, Christian Coalition of Alabama President John Giles stated, “I have been commissioned and authorized by the Board of Directors of the Christian Coalition of Alabama, Inc. to notify you as Chairman and President of the Christian Coalition of America of our plans to change the name of our state organization.” Alabama joins Iowa and Ohio state chapters in the departure as state affiliates of the Christian Coalition of America.
CCA Board of Directors is currently developing a new name and logo for the state operation, which will be unveiled on or before November 1, 2006.
Why? Are they ashamed of Christians? Or Alabama? Or Coalitions? Or maybe because the current name is synonymous with religious sheisters they think they need a new brand? Perhaps the dissonance between their name and their actions has become too loud for even John Giles to bear, and so, actions being much harder to change, the name is out of here?
I don’t know, but whatever you think, be sure to take part in Loretta Nall’s Christian Coalition Name Change Contest.
UPDATE: Kathy has part of the anouncement on her site, and that part has the reason for the change, which is: The National Christian Coalition is . . . . TOO LIBERAL. I’m serious. Here are the words of the John Giles, president of organization formerly known as the Christian Coalition of Alabama:
“In every major public policy debate, it is almost guaranteed that the liberal forces opposing our view will try to redefine who we are and feverishly attempt to amend our tenets and mission. The Christian Coalition of America has demonstrated by their actions in word and in deed a desire to drift from our founding tenets. The Christian Coalition of America has left us, we have not left them,” Giles concluded.
I’ve heard it said that a fundamentalist is someone who thinks Billy Graham is a liberal. What does that make John Giles and the Alabama Christian Coalition?
Whatever else it means, this move and its rationale certainly mean Alabamians ought to take Gile’s future use of the word ‘liberal’ with a large grain of salt. In other words, if he can call the Christian Coalition of America liberals, then every politician in the entire state of Alabama also deserves the term. Which means the term is useless. Kind of like Giles himself.