Last week, my colleague Connie Post asked in this space how you feel about pastors talking politics from the pulpit. She got some interesting responses.
Jerry Oakley wrote: “I don’t think God would want them preaching their opinions, i.e. politics, from his pulpit. I feel that the religious right have hijacked Christianity. They think they have the high ground. Jesus came here to preach the Gospel to the poor. I have quit two churches in the last year because of their conservative views from the pulpit — even to repeating what Fox News has said, and that being a lie — like President Obama saying this is no longer a Christian nation. That was a lie, they parsed his words. These churches should just put up a sign outside saying ‘No Liberals wanted.’
“The last church I left, the pastor spent his whole sermon blaming liberals for taking God out of the Constitution. I moved on the next week.”
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