Nov 062006

The media campaign to use the Ted Haggard scandal against Bush gives the impression that the National Association of Evangelicals is such an influential organization. But the NAE didn’t even make the Top Ten list of right-wing theocrat organizations at

And from this article at The Christian Post, it sounds like the NAE’S 30 million members don’t contribute enough money for it to have its own staff. Ted Haggard was running the organization out of his own church’s collection plate.

While trying to find out about this organization, I did learn that several years ago the National Council of Churches had a budget in the range of $70 million. But although it’s questionable whether there is another religious body as engaged in partisan politics as the NCC, I haven’t seen it on anyone’s list of theocrat organizations, either. Funny how that works.