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American Freedom Coalition

The American Freedom Coalition (AFC) is a group which seeks to unite conservatives to work toward what it believes are common goals, including anticommunism. [1] (http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2001/132/36.0)

Its president is Robert Grant[?], who is also founder and chairman of the lobby group Christian Voice[?]. Civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference[?] served as AFC vice-president, and two former Congressmen (Richard Ichord[?] and Bob Wilson[?]) are cochairmen.

The coalition, while independent, receives copious support from the Unification Church. Grant, whose organization openly cooperates with organizations of the Unification Movement such as CAUSA[?] and the American Constitution Committee[?], defends his organization from charges of a "conspiracy" or "secret links" with the Unification Church, maintaining that the AFC "is not a church coalition, nor does it seek to emphasize the concerns or doctrines of any particular church."

Nonetheless, a majority of AFC officers are members of the Unification Church, and some evangelical Christian leaders are uncomfortable with the group because of the Unification Church link.

Links

  • Christianity Today article (http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2001/132/36.0) on followers on Sun Myung Moon expanding their influence amoung conservative Christians



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