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The Rev. Jerry Falwell is getting involved in Kansas politics.[The Associated Press][1] reports today that Falwell, founder of Moral Majority will help conduct "pastor policy briefing" Thursday around Kansas City and Wichita.Falwell will join the Rev. Jerry Johnston, pastor of First Family Church, in doing the briefings.AP writes: "Johnston, pastor of the 3,000-member First Family Church, said he decided earlier this year to get more involved in state politics after the Kansas Legislature rejected an amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage. "'A pastor who really believes in being salt and light should be ministering to his representatives and senators,' Johnston said. 'He should know them.'""Organizers of the Falwell event will hand out DVDs containing information on where various candidates stand on issues important to 'people of faith,' including abortion, same-sex marriage and home schooling. "The DVD will include the views of Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore, who is facing Republican Kris Kobach in Kansas' 3rd Congressional District. "Kobach, a law professor who will join Falwell and Johnston in their visits to area churches, taped his responses to questions a few weeks ago at a candidate forum at Johnston's church. Moore could not attend that forum and is submitting written responses. "Johnston said Kobach's appearance with the two ministers is because of the candidate's expertise on constitutional issues and has nothing to do with the congressional race - even though Kobach has campaigned heavily against abortion and gay marriage. "Roberts: Kim for Kerry?[Al Kamen,][2] writing in The Washington Post, notes that U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts believes North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il wants to see President Bush defeated for re-election.Kamen writes: "Senate intelligence committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) was interviewed by CNN's Wolf Blitzer a week ago: "Blitzer: 'Before we move on, are you suggesting [Korean dictator Kim Jong Il ] would like to see President Bush defeated?' "Roberts: 'Well, I think that's probably the case. . . . ' "So has Kim joined the list of foreign leaders wanting Bush out that Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) talked about a few months back?" Kamen asks. "We always thought of Kim as more of a Ralph Nader fan."Sam Brownback links[American Indian story was due star billing][3]Pat Roberts links[Goss, Nominee for CIA Chief, Approved by Senate Panel][4] [Senators Seek More Power for Intel Chief][5] [Goss Vows to Resist Pressure][6]Dennis Moore-Kris Kobach links[Kris Kobach, 3rd Congressional District GOP candidate, chats online][7]Jim Ryun links[Never Too Early to Get Involved][8]How to contactAs always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][9] [1]: http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/9718753.htm [2]: http://www.some-web-page.com [3]: http://www.kansas.com/mld/eagle/news/editorial/9715418.htm [4]: http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=angXJbn7xDtc&refer=us [5]: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/politics/9716351.htm [6]: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A36761-2004Sep20.html [7]: http://www.ljworld.com/section/citynews/story/182052 [8]: http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/9/202004e.asp [9]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed

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