Does anyone want to tell me HOW the current laws on churches losing their tax-exemption status came to be?
My father-in-law is a Pentecostal preacher and when I used to go to his church, he would rail about liberals at least once a month and when it was voting time, he would usually devote a sermon to how conservatives were holy and should be voted for.
The church I am currently going to has endorsed the tea party activities indirectly once. It was the first service right after Christmas.
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Yes, but I don't see anything wrong with it.
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
My dad is a pastor, he doesn't tell people who to vote for. The government has scared churches out of politics saying if they indorse a candidate in any way then they may be subject to losing their tax status. However that didn't stop majority African American churches from endorsing Obama. Obama African American Religious Leadership Committee - Dec. 4, 2007 Obama calls on black churches to register voters | freep.com | Detroit Free Press. I believe Obama campaigned in a African American church once, but I need to find some proof of that (it's something I heard during the elections, so I don't claim it to be true quite yet).
****** The Ultra Orthadox Jewish sects in NYC several times have fully jumped into Politics in partuicular in 1989 lining up solidly against David Dinkins for Mayor. The leadership openly advocated Voting against him.
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
While visiting one year, my SIL went to the local Catholic church for mass. When she arrived home, she said, "You know, I rather like my church separate from my politics." I asked her what was up. She said that the priest had used about 10 minutes to discuss the "right to die" ballot measure that was circulating that year. He wanted the congration to work to defeat it and gave extensive information as to how they could write representatives and get involved.
I thought that was a bit out of bounds.
Not in church, but my priest came into our religion class one day to tell us how evil Al Gore is and how God picked President Bush to lead our country out of the sinful ways of President Clinton.