Sunday, December 13, 2015

Group Encourages Conservative Christian Pastors To Run For Public Office

Reuters on Friday reported on new efforts to motivate conservative Christian pastors to run for local public office in the U.S.  The article focuses on "a tactical shift" in the "Christian far right":
Aiming to motivate conservative Christians, they are focusing on smaller political races, local ballot initiatives and community voter registration drives.
At the center of the effort is the American Renewal Project, an umbrella group that says it has a network of 100,000 pastors. It is headed by evangelical Republican political operative David Lane, who wants to recruit 1,000 pastors to run for elected office in 2016.
So far, roughly 500 have committed to running, Lane told Reuters.