Evangelical figure leaves trail of fraud, critics say

Christian publisher Jason Christy
When Christian publisher Jason Christy was tapped two years ago to lead the Christian Coalition, the group’s leaders praised him for his ability “to inspire and encourage people of faith to action.”

But Christy’s business dealings—both before and after his one-month affiliation with the coalition—instead have inspired former customers and co-workers to file lawsuits charging Christy with defrauding their Christian businesses.

Christy, 36, who apparently had no previous public-policy experience, persuaded the Christian Coalition in 2005 to name him executive director of the once-prominent organization. But before the coalition’s leaders officially turned over the reins of their national lobbying group, they learned of legal and financial problems besetting Christy.

 

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