Preaching Politics in the Pulpit

Representative Walter Jones (Republican of North Carolina) has introduced a bill that would permit churches to endorse or oppose political candidates. (Currently they can advocate for/against various issues but not political candidates). Whose interests would be served by such a law? If we don’t have it already, this law could usher in an era of Red Church/Blue Church and morph congregations from houses of worship into campaign headquarters. If you thought the Disney preaching contest was dangerous, just imagine what your pastor/political campaign chairman would stand to gain from preaching for a victorious politician!  The implications are frightening.

The link above is to an article in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer. They’ve had an on-going series about evangelical christianity, and this is another good contribution to that series.

About Lutheran Zephyr

Spouse. Parent. Lutheran Pastor. National Guardsman. Political Junkie. Baseball Fan.
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