March 25, 2009
Philanthropist Leaves GOP
Christian philanthropist Howard Ahmanson has announced that he has left the GOP to become a Democrat.
"The Republican Party of the State of California seems to have decided to narrow itself down to one article of faith, which may be described as NTESEBREE: No Tax Shall Ever Be Raised Ever Ever," he writes in a column.
This is how Time described Ahmanson in their cover story on the top 25 evangelicals: "Money makes the Word go round, and this wealthy, conservative Republican couple takes a dizzyingly ecclectic approach to funding evangelism ... The couple, both 55, now are warning powerful conservative Christians about the pitfalls of hubris in the aftermath of their victories over liberals last November."
CT included the Ahmansons in a 2002 story on the "Patrons of the Evangelical Mind."
(h/t Rod Dreher)