Evangelicals here, map agenda
Conservative Christian leaders rolled out their political goals Lauderdale at the Reclaiming America for Christ Conference.
With a mixed sense of triumph and urgency, some 900 Evangelical Christians from more than 40 states gathered at Fort Lauderdale's Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Friday to hear prominent Christian conservatives opine on how to advance their political agenda.
''We used to be a minority, and now we've got to learn how to lead,'' said Dr. Gary Cass, the executive director of the Center for Reclaiming America, in urging the crowd to get involved in government by lobbying Congress and starting local political action centers.
''It's very ambitious, and we can't do it alone, and that's why you're here,'' he added.
During one of several grassroots training sessions Friday at the church's annual Reclaiming America for Christ conference, Cass outlined four new initiatives in his group's fight to ban gay marriage, outlaw abortion and promote religion in schools and public life.