Parsley Wimps Out

We noted yesterday that the Alliance Defense Fund is moving ahead with its “Pulpit Initiative” effort whereby dozens of pastors and churches will risk their tax-exempt status by openly defying IRS rules against explicitly endorsing candidates from the pulpit – but it looks like at least one high-profile pastor won’t be joining them:

The Rev. Rod Parsley’s 12,000-member World Harvest Church in Columbus won’t be participating, said Debbie Stacy, director of Parsley’s Center for Moral Clarity.

Considering that the church has already had its own run-ins with the IRS and Parsley has already been humiliated on the national stage, it’s not very surprising that he decided to sit this one out.