Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference and Strategy Briefing
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel June 3-4, 2011
Party has been much in the news over the past couple of years as an
important constituency for the Republican Party. Friday and
Saturday, the Faith
Coalition's Conference and Strategy Briefing in Washington, DC provided
an opportunity for social conservatives to show their strength.
Just about all of the major Republican presidential candidates
conference (Gingrich by video; Johnson and Roemer did not appear) and
top Republican congressional leaders put in appearances as well.
Speakers made it
clear that issues such as abortion and traditional marriage will be
part of the equation in 2012. The Faith & Freedom Coalition,
created by Ralph Reed in summer 2009, is emerging as a Christian
Coalition version 2.0. Reed urged attendees to "think of
this weekend as an NFL mini-camp where we're going to
teach you some basic fundamentals of how to block, of how to tackle and
how to run patterns and how to know the plays so that they're so
ingrained in your brain that you can execute them without even
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