Backed by the success of a get-out-the-vote effort to defeat a homosexual-rights law in Maine, a rejuvenated Christian Coalition is eyeing new links with churches around the country.
By a 51 percent to 49 percent margin, Maine on February 10 became the first state to repeal a homosexual-rights law, which had been passed by the state legislature last year to ban discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodation. Christian Coalition maintained that the law provided "special rights."
The group helped distribute 240,000 voter guides in churches and mail another 100,000 postcards to registered voters. In the process, the Chesapeake, Virginia- based organization added 77,000 households to its mailing list.
The coalition then announced plans to recruit 100,000 "church liaisons" to help oppose forces such as gambling and pornography.
Copyright © 1998 Christianity Today. Click for reprint information.
Have something to add about this? See something we missed? Share your feedback here.
Our digital archives are a work in progress. Let us know if corrections need to be made.
Subscribe to Christianity Today and get access to this article plus 65+ years of archives.
- Home delivery of CT magazine
- Complete access to articles on ChristianityToday.com
- Over 120 years of magazine archives plus full access to all of CT’s online archives
- Learn more
More from this Issue
Read These Next
- TrendingAfter Nashville, Moral Numbness Is Our EnemyShootings have become normal to the American public. But as Christians, we know better.
- From the MagazineWhy Does Creation Groan?Scripture and science suggest that animal suffering fits into a divine artistic story.
- Editor's PickLiberty Appoints Retired General, Air Force Chaplain as New PresidentAlumnus Dondi E. Costin steps in to lead years after Jerry Falwell Jr.’s scandal.