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Title: What the Christian Coalition Really Wants
Author(s): WATSON, Justin
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 23    Issue: 1   Date: spring 1998   
Pages: 60-77
DOI: 10.2143/LS.23.1.542270

Abstract :
Several years ago, when I first started to investigate the Christian Coalition (CC), religious broadcaster Pat Robertson’s influential and controversial political organization, a friend of mine heard about my research and asked, “What do they want?” I gave a brief summary of what I thought were the major issues that concerned the CC and its constituency. My friend was not satisfied and asked, 'But what do they really want?' After several years of research, I have found that the answer to that question is not as straightforward as I once thought it was, or as simple as the CC’s opponents or defenders would have us believe.

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