Clergy Leadership Network

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The Clergy Leadership Network (CLN), a 527 committee, is "a network of religious liberal clergy and laypersons."

"The Rev. Albert Pennybacker, a Lexington, Ky.-based pastor, is head of the Clergy Leadership Network, a new, cross-denominational group of liberal and moderate religious leaders seeking to counter the influence of the religious right and to mobilize voters to change leadership in Washington. Pennybacker, affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and a pastor of 35 years, is tired of the conventional wisdom that equates religiosity with conservatism. Nationwide, he says, the religious right often squeezes out the left in public debate." [1]

See About CLN.


The national office of Clergy Leadership Network, Inc. is in The Fairchild Building directly on Capitol Hill.

499 South Capitol Street SW
Suite #110
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 554.2121

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  • 24 December 2003: "God is not a right-wing zealot" by Leslie R. Guttman, Salon: "The Rev. Albert Pennybacker is a Bible Belt preacher with a drawl who's urging people to support 'basic religious values.' But he's no Jerry Falwell clone."
  • Clergy Leadership Network - The Clergy Leadership Network issued a press release after President Bush's recent speech to a conference of ministers and proclaimed "We are not your bought clergy, Mr. President. We are not bought religious communities." Actually, they are bought and paid for... almost all of their fund raising came from a single source: Billionaire George Soros' "Americans Coming Together" - a shadow advocacy group that skirts campaign finance laws by funneling soft money to IRS classified "527's" like the Clergy Leadership Network.