During a recent swing through the South in which he called for full congressional hearings concerning alleged criminal conduct by President Bill Clinton, Randall Terry fired another salvo, proposing that the Christian Coalition has become "the mistress of the Republican party."
Terry, who hosts a nationwide talk show, rode a chartered bus to each southern state capital, holding press conferences to call for hearings into allegations raised in videos produced by Citizens for Honest Government.
"We are entitled to know if we have a felon in the White House," Terry said.
At night, during local church gatherings, Terry switched subject matter, delivering a speech called "The Sell-Out of the Christian Right."
"We cannot—in the name of the Christian Right—compromise what God gave Moses on Mount Sinai. We cannot -in the name of the Christian Coalition—sell out the sacred law of heaven for short-term political gain."
Terry said compromises by Christian Coalition executive director Ralph Reed had resulted in the election of "pro-abortion, pro-homosexual Republicans" to senatorial and gubernatorial offices. "Certain Christian leaders are inspiring droves of Christians to move into the 'big tent' of the Republican party, a tent happily housing child-killers and sodomites."
Mike Russell, Christian Coalition spokesman, said Terry's views do not reflect political reality. "If there aren't pro-life candidates involved in a race, we as conservative Christians are obligated to see where the candidates stand on other issues and make a viable decision."1
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