NAE President Reassures Critics of Pro-Life Stance
The president of the National Association of Evangelicals reassured the organizationâ€™s Board of Directors as well as media outlets this past week that the group remains fully committed to its long-held stance on abortion, marriage and other biblical values after several controversial statements were made by the groupâ€™s vice president.
In a letter to the NAEâ€™s Board of Directors, the Rev. Leith Anderson said that the wording of the Rev. Richard Cizik, NAEâ€™s vice president for governmental affairs, during a recent interview with NPR (National Public Radio) â€śdid not appropriately reflect the positions of the National Association of Evangelicals and its constituents.â€ť
â€śOur NAE stand on marriage, abortion and other biblical values is long, clear and unchanged,â€ť Anderson wrote in the letter to the directors, a portion of which he forwarded to several news agencies including The Christian Post, on...
From the article, "â€śIn fact, health care is just as important to younger evangelicals as is abortion,â€ť Cizik noted. â€śAnd so they have a more pluralistic outlook than older white evangelicals, and they have a decidedly different posture with respect to the role of government here and abroad.â€ť
Regarding gay marriage, Cizik made another unexpected statement when he said he believes in homosexual civil unions...." Evangelical? or even Christian?