Evangelical leaders urged to mobilize against admnistration contraception policy
March 16th, 2012
07:02 PM ET
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Evangelical leaders urged to mobilize against admnistration contraception policy

(CNN) – An influential Christian leader is calling for the evangelical community to match the Catholic church's efforts mobilizing against the Obama administration's policy on contraception coverage.

"I'm asking evangelical churches to get as involved as the Catholic church has," said Chuck Colson, founder of the Prison Fellowship and the Christian radio broadcast Breakpoint. "Catechize members. If it's from the pulpit, that's fine. If by pastoral letter, that's fine. If by announcements at Bible studies, that's fine. The church in America is a sleeping giant. On an issue like this, it will be aroused."

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    Where is the line drawn for religious groups crossing into politics? Advocating policy is one thing. Advocating for or against specific politicians is a different horse altogether.

    March 16, 2012 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Shortly after the big rally, maybe the teavangelicals can perform a sacrifice of a young virgin.

    March 16, 2012 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  3. Tired of republican lies

    Stay the hell out of my darn uterus!

    March 16, 2012 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  4. DESMOND IN CANADA

    Can't help thinking that these so called "evangelicals" who have so abused such a beautiful word will be the ruin of your country – with their distorted minds blinded by bigotry, racism and hate (not to speak of sheer lack of intelligence) masquerading as righteousness. Oh USA, the world weeps for you. Wish we had Obama instead of you!

    March 16, 2012 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  5. GI Joe.

    WOMEN – stop donating to churches. Save your money for your healthcare.

    March 16, 2012 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  6. Bill

    Have at it. It is a losing issue for the GOP and the Obama team will reap the rewards from this ridiculous crusade.

    March 16, 2012 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  7. Larry L

    Contraception? Really? That's your issue? We have growing poverty in America, homeless people everywhere, a war that's killing our Soldiers and Marines, and a population that emulates the life of Jesus Christ less every day – especially our clergy. With these issues to challenge them, they worry about contraception? I will also point out nobody is forcing any of their parrishioners to use or purchase contraceptive devices. It's only there as an option. If your followers drink all of the Koolaid you won't have a single order for contraceptive services. But since your followers aren't all old men about 98% of the women actually use contraceptive tools – some for purely medical reasons. Do you wonder why religion is getting to be a pastime of the uneducated?

    March 16, 2012 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |