Governor Pawlenty is scheduled to speak to the Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall Minnesota event on Monday. The organization’s website lists Pawlenty as one of the group’s featured speakers. Others include FRC President Tony Perkins and Minnesota Family Institute CEO John Helmberger. The event is targeting Minnesota’s pastors to:
* Be informed on the current legal and spiritual challenges facing the church
* Connect with other pastors and ministers in Minnesota
* Receive a free Voter Impact Toolkit
* Enjoy a complimentary lunch
You will leave encouraged, refreshed, and empowered to address the critical issues you and your church face in the important days ahead.
The Minnesota Family Institute and the Family Research Council have been pushing to ban same sex marriage and is opposed to legalized abortion. Pawlenty, who is ramping up a bid for the White House in 2012, is scheduled to speak to the group in the morning. The event could help Pawlenty market his presidential qualifications to Perkins and the other leaders in the Family Research Council. The group is a political force on social conservative issues and reportedly has 455,000 members.
However, it will be difficult to know what Pawlenty says to the group, however. Pawlenty’s spokesman says the event is closed to the press.