Evangelicals Now in Bed With Condoms?
The National Association of Evangelicals and contraception for the unmarried
I’ve been working on a story about strange bedfellows: The National Association of Evangelicals, with its allegiance to commands such as “You shall not commit adultery,” and The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, which is devoted to promoting contraceptive use by the unmarried.
I have been unable so far, though, to talk with NAE President Leith Anderson. I hope to hear from him today so as to update this breaking story tomorrow. WORLD plans to go to press on Tuesday with the full story.
Here are several items worth considering now, beginning with the money trail. During the past decade the Hewlett Foundation, one of the nation’s largest abortion promoters, gave The National Campaign nearly $50 million. The National Campaign in turn gave $1 million to the NAE in 2008 and is now negotiating with the NAE a new grant that would “continue the work started under the previous grant,” according to National Campaign chief program officer Bill Albert.
The $1 million (apparently for use over several years) was not much by Hewlett or National Campaign standards, but it’s big for the NAE, which had a total budget of about $1 million in 2009, 2010, and 2011, according to the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. And what exactly is “the work” that will continue if the NAE gets another grant?
SOURCE: WORLD MAG
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