White House Must Turn Over Records Showing Christian Leader Visits

The Public Record reports:

The White House lost a court battle Friday in its attempt to keep secret visitor logs containing the identities of fundamentalist Christian leaders who are said to have visited the White House and Vice President Dick Cheney’s home . . . [in a 24-page opinion issued Friday by  U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth] . . .

The government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) . . .  for access to the records. . .

The nine fundamentalist Christian leaders allegedly identified in the Secret Service visitor logs are Focus on the Family’s James Dobson, Gary L. Bauer, of American Values, Wendy Wright, of Concerned Women for America, Louis P. Sheldon and Andrea Lafferty of the Traditional Values Coalition, Paul Weyrich, co-founder of the Heritage and the Free Congress Foundation, Tony Perkins, of the Family Research Council, Donald Wildmon, of the American Family Association, and Jerry Falwell . . .

The Christian leaders provided the Bush administration with advice on policies such as stem cell research, abortion, and science . . .