I’ve been working on a story about strange bedfellows: The National Association of Evangelicals, with its allegiance to commands such as “You shall not commit adultery,” and The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, which is devoted to promoting contraceptive use by the unmarried.
I have been unable so far, though, to talk with NAE President Leith Anderson. I hope to hear from him today so as to update this breaking story tomorrow. WORLD plans to go to press on Tuesday with the full story.
Here are several items worth considering now, beginning with the money trail. During the past decade the Hewlett Foundation, one of the nation’s largest abortion promoters, gave the National Campaign nearly $50 million. The National Campaign in turn gave $1 million to the NAE in 2008 and is now negotiating with the NAE a new grant that would “continue the work started under the previous grant,” according to National Campaign chief program officer Bill Albert.