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Two ORU Alumni Recognized in Time Piece
Time’s focus was not on the more
familiar evangelical leaders, but on
the up-and-coming. Barton and
Haggard are both becoming more
visible and are in positions of influence,
especially in the political realm.
WallBuilders, is dedicated to distributing
materials that help citizens
become more active in their communities, and to educating
people on historical and legal information. He has done
extensive research on the Founding Era and because of his
expert knowledge, he has served as a consultant to state and
federal legislators, helped develop the history and social studies
standards for schools in Texas and California, and participated
in several Supreme Court cases.
For several years, Barton has been co-chair of the Texas
Republican Party, and was active on behalf of the Republican
National Committee during the 2004 election.
Haggard founded what has become Colorado’s largest
church, New Life Church, in 1985. He has authored six
books, founded the Christian Information Network, and
serves on numerous boards, but his position as president of
the National Association of Evangelicals seems to have drawn
the most political attention.
Haggard’s name and face are well-known at the
White House, and according to Time, his opinions
are not only sought after but given serious