Ahhhh, to not be surprised. In October there will be another “Washington Briefing” held by the Family Research Council and several other “pro-family” groups:
As we face powerful attacks on our values, there is no better time to stand with FRC Action and our friends at Focus on the Family Action, American Values, and the Alliance Defense Fund for a fall event guaranteed to change the public debate. Registration opens today for the second annual Washington Briefing 2007: Values Voter Summit from October 19-21 at the Hilton Washington in downtown D.C. Last year’s event attracted 1,800 attendees from 47 states and nationwide coverage from more than 200 major media outlets.
The goal of this event (and the one last fall) is to recreate the enormous and enormously powerful “Road to Victory” conferences held by the Christian Coalition in the early 1990s. The goal is also to instill fear into Christians nationwide by telling them how deeply their faith in danger because of outside “attacks on our values.”
Here’s the big problem – they are purposely trying to mix up faith and politics making the two the same thing. More particularly, they are trying to send the message that Christian faith and a certain kind of politics are the same thing. What kind of politics? Well, here are their priorities:
Sanctity of life and marriage, immigration reform, religious freedom, health care, radical Islam, judicial activism, geopolitics, the media….
Any focus on the poor? No, not a mention. Is the immigration discussion going to reflect those famous words at the base of the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your poor. Your tired. Your huddled masses.”? Unlikely. Will there be lots of time spent on how to help the millions and millions of orphaned children in Africa? It would be a first.
Just say no to organizations and events like these.