Religion | Evangelicals tweak the language of their political manifesto after news media reports characterize it as a call for retreat
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 7/03/04, 12:00 am
It was the news media version of the "telephone game"-the parlor pastime in which players whisper a message at one end of a room and hilariously distort it by the time it reaches the other.
But the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) wasn't laughing. On June 20, CBS News and the Associated Press wire reported that the group, which represents 52 Bible-teaching denominations and independent churches, was urging its members to back away from politics-particularly from knee-jerk Republicanism.