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THE CHRISTIAN COALITION was founded by Marion Gordon (Pat) Robertson in 1989. Its professed goals are to strengthen families, protect innocent life, give local school boards and parents control of education, reduce taxes for families, punish criminals and restore the rights of victims, fight pornographic pollution, defend marriage as an institution, and safeguard religious freedom.

To accomplish those goals the Christian Coalition (now the Christian Coalition of America) commits itself to lobby for family values in whatever political arena, from local to national; to speak and write in the media on these issues; to train leaders to be effective social and political activists; to inform voters about issues and potential laws; and to protest “anti-Christian bigotry” while defending the rights of believers. The general statements are ...

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