The Christian Coalition, an extremist, radical right wing group which has been engaged in a long campaign to blur the separation between church and state, promote extremist Republican candidates, and preach hate against gays and lesbians, has pledged to work overtime to sway the 2008 elections.
Writes the Associated Press:
"The coalition is trying to resurrect its once-vaunted influence at a time when religious conservatives are struggling to find an acceptable candidate among the leading contenders for the 2008 Republican nomination."
Just how determined to the Christian Coalition to continue the radical right's dominance of the Republican party? Here's the Coalition president's explanation of why her organization holds sway on the GOP's platform committee:
(It) is important for us to be on the platform committee because we can have a voice. We can make sure that the platform stays intact _ that the liberal or moderate Republicans don't change it.