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Christian Coalition of Georgia Undergoes Name Change

Contact: Sadie Fields, Christian Coalition of Georgiasadie@gachristiancoalition.org, 770-998-3541 

ATLANTA, Sept. 25 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today Christian Coalition of Georgia officials announced the formal notice of a name change. In a letter sent overnight via Federal Express to Roberta Combs dated September 25, 2006, Christian Coalition of Georgia State Chairman Sadie Fields stated, “I have been authorized by the Board of Directors of the Christian Coalition of Georgia, Inc. to notify you as Chairman and President of the Christian Coalition of America of our plans to change the name of our state organization.” Georgia joins Iowa, Ohio and Alabama state chapters in the departure as state affiliates of the Christian Coalition of America.

Today Fields confirmed: “Our new organization will maintain the same board of directors, officers and staff and will be issues driven based on our long-standing, tried, true and tested mission and tenets that have guided our organization since 1989.”

Our standing mission statement is: “We believe that people of faith have a right and a responsibility to be involved in the world around them; that involvement includes social, community and political action.” The long-standing tenets that bring unity among conservative members of our coalition of Christians are: strengthening the family, protecting innocent human life, returning education to local & parental control, easing the tax burden on families, punishing criminals & defending victims’ rights, protecting young people & our communities from the pollution of pornography and the expansion of gambling, defending the institution of marriage and protecting religious freedom.

“In every major public policy debate, it is almost guaranteed that the liberal forces opposing our view will try to redefine who we are and feverishly attempt to amend our tenets and mission. The Christian Coalition of America has demonstrated by their actions in word and in deed a desire to drift from our founding tenets. The Christian Coalition of America has left us, we have not left them,” Fields concluded.

CCG Board of Directors is currently developing a new name and logo for the state operation, which will be unveiled on or before November 1, 2006. Fields continues, “We will march forward and continue on our mission to educate voters in Georgia with our one million voter guide project.” Fields letter to Combs concluded with the following statement, “A name change was our last resort. Those of us who have served the Christian Coalition faithfully and well deeply regret that we have been compelled to make this move. But, we must in order to preserve the original mission of the Christian Coalition and to continue in the tradition thereof.”