Declares national group has drifted from conservative principles
Sep 19, 2006
Alabama’s chapter of the Christian Coalition of America has dropped out of the national organization, declaring that it has drifted from its founding conservative principles. It was the third state affiliate to leave the national group.
Although both sides said they wished each other well, the split was not entirely amicable. The president of the Alabama splinter group defiantly predicted a mass exodus of other state chapters and the possible organization of a separate Christian grassroots group with a national presence in Washington.
“All of us are taking care of the home battlefronts now, but we’ll be swimming up the Potomac River soon,” said John Giles, president of the Alabama organization.
Roberta Combs, president of the national organization, was unapologetic and accused the Alabama faction of disobeying legal advice and jeopardizing its tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service.