Pastors And Partisan Politics

Participants In 'Pulpit Freedom Sunday'

The Alliance Defense Fund released a list of clergy who were on tap to give sermons endorsing candidates for public office despite the federal tax law ban on electioneering by churches and other non-profit groups. Here’s the list:

Richard Bacon, Faith Presbyterian Church, Rowlett, Texas

Bob Beal, Ark Church of God, Manchester, N.H.

Paul Blair, Fairview Baptist Church, Edmond, Okla.

Gus Booth, Warroad Community Church, Warroad, Minn.

Don Brockus, Cody Assembly of God, Cody, Wyo.

Stephen Broden, Fair Park Bible Fellowship, Dallas, Texas

Mark Canipe, Heights Baptist Church, Beech Island, S.C,

Kenneth Card, Anchor Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, Va.

Andy Cherry, Chinese Baptist Church, Houston, Texas

Scott Craig, Kumulani Chapel, Lahaina, Hawaii

Phil Ellsworth, Grace Christian Fellowship Church, Shawnee, Kan.

Luke Emrich, New Life Church, West Bend, Wis.

Dan Fisher, Trinity Baptist Church, Yukon, Okla.

Mike Gonzalez, Columbia World Outreach Church, Columbia, S.C.

Sam Greene, Gateway Baptist Church, Fulltondale, Ala.

Robert Hall, Calvary Chapel Rio Ranch, Rio Rancho, N.M.

Mike Holloway, Cook Baptist Church, Ruston, La.

Jack Hibbs, Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, Chino Hills, Calif.

Jody Hice, Bethlehem First Baptist Church, Bethlehem, Ga.

Ronald Johnson, Living Stones Fellowship Church, Crown Point, Ind.

Walter & Jonathon Leake, Praise Assembly Worship Center, New Bern, N.C.

George Marin, Grace Christian Church, Albert Lea, Minn.

Michael McDowell, First Baptist Church of Fossil, Fossil, Ore.

Shanon Nelms, Arena of Life Church, San Angelo, Texas

Jack Nester, Fellowship of Believers, Salina, Okla.

Curtis Parker, First Baptist Church of Avoca, Avoca, N.Y.

David Prather, Central Christian Church, Lancaster, Calif.

Francis Pultro, Calvary Chapel Kings Highway, Philadelphia, Pa.

Dave Roberts, Grace Bible Church, Georgetown, Texas

Clifton Samson, First Baptist Church of Yorba Linda, Yorba Linda, Calif.

Bishop Robert Smith, Word of Outreach Christian Center, Little Rock, Ark.

David Stapp, First Baptist Church, Deer Park, Wash.

David Whitington, Christ Our King Church, Southlake, Texas