Monday, February 7, 2011

Pawlenty's pastor gets Obama nod

Barack Obama has appointed Tim Pawlenty's pastor, Leith Anderson (along with eleven others) to the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

More about Anderson...

Anderson has been the head of the NAE since 2006, and he’s been the pastor of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie since 1977. Pawlenty’s wife Mary has been a long-time member of Wooddale, and Tim Pawlenty joined the church after the two married in the late-1980s.

Anderson has been seen as a moderate evangelical, eager to find agreement on issues with both sides of the political aisle. In early December, the NEA released a survey outlining 18 policy positions on which Obama and evangelicals agree.

And if you want to read about T-Paw's recent efforts in courting the evangelical vote, trot here.