"Traditional Values Coalition" Forms to Oppose Gay Marriage

May 20, 2004

Source: The Washington Post


On May 20, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Opposing the 'homosexual agenda,' as it's known in their circle, is on the priority list for most Christian conservative groups. But for the Traditional Values Coalition, founded in 1980 by the Rev. Lou Sheldon and based in Anaheim, Calif., it is a singular obsession. 'They're the most active anti-gay group there is,' says Chris Anders of the American Civil Liberties Union. 'They're the one group out in the trenches, doing door-to-door knocking, hounding members of Congress...' Many evangelical leaders saw May 17 as a kind of Armageddon. James Dobson of Focus on the Family said, 'Barring a miracle, the family as it has been known for more than five millennia will crumble.' R. Albert Mohler of the Southern Baptist Convention compared the day to Sept. 11, 2001, and called it a 'moral disaster.' "