03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Christian Right Leaders To Meet Again About Defecting From GOP In '08

Key conservative and religious leaders will continue discussing a mass defection from the Republican Party in a private meeting at a Washington hotel Saturday afternoon, just hours after the pro-choice presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani speaks before thousands of pro-life voters.

The unnamed group of about 50 people first met in late September in Salt Lake City, sending shivers through the Republican establishment by adopting a resolution to consider a third-party candidate if Republicans nominate someone like Giuliani. "If the major political parties decide to abandon conservative principles, the cohesion of pro-family advocates will be all too apparent in 2008," warned Dr. James Dobson, of Focus on the Family, in a published article after the meeting.

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