A Rebuke Of Robertson From Iowa's Powerful Christian Alliance

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The Iowa Christian Alliance is the most powerful grassroots organization in the state, the heir to the Christian Coalition and a voice that, when it speaks collectively, is mighty influential. Pat Robertson is, of course, one of the founders of the Christian Coalition.

The ICA's president, Steve Scheffler, is not happy.

“We’re not going to beat Hillary Clinton with someone who has a record of agreement with her on abortion, gay marriage, illegal immigration and many other issues important to Iowa conservatives," he writes in a statement.

"Some conservatives seem willing to look past Giuliani’s liberal record because he appears strongest in national polls against Hillary Clinton. The truth is, the national election is still months away. Iowans should nominate a candidate who can draw a contrast with Hillary, not someone who shares her New York values. In fact, recent polls point to Giuliani’s slippage against Hillary Clinton on the national scene and are evidence that the “electability” argument doesn’t hold water."

The kicker:

"Social conservatives such as Pat Robertson who back pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage candidates do a disservice to the conservative movement. At the end of the day, we have to stand for something, or our movement has no purpose.”

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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