Excerpt:Â Christian evangelicals are bracing for a political tug-of-war as the clock runs down to Election Day. On one side are politically active evangelicals working to make a difference in the political and cultural spheres by taking a principled stand on issues and defending those stands when necessary. On the other side are politically passive evangelicals calling to "depoliticize" Christianity to avoid offending those who disagree.
The Alliance Defense Fund, or ADF, a pro-family legal defense group, is challenging unconstitutional restrictions placed upon pastors by the Internal Revenue Code. ADF released an initiative May 9 presenting a focused effort to "reclaim freedom for the pulpit."