In today’s news:
- Interfaith Alliance’s Campaign Guide for Houses of Worship is making news about how faith groups can engage in politics and respect laws. [Lexington Herald Leader]
- A new Pew Research poll says protecting the boundaries between religion and government is a priority for most American’s – including a growing group of conservatives. The same poll shows the GOP’s evangelical base remains [Pew Research; Washington Post; Dallas Morning News]
- The Wall Street Journal reports, however, that for some evangelicals, GOP ties are no longer binding.
- If they’re leaving the GOP, religious voters may not be flocking to the Democratic Party. Obama’s support from religious voters no better than Kerry’s in ’04, says the Dallas Morning News.
- That’s not the case for the Matthew 25 Network. The new Christian group is airing ads for Obama. [Christian Science Monitor]
- Interfaith Alliance’s policy priorities round out today’s election news – as Obama challenges McCain on stalled hate crimes bill. [Washington Blade]