View Poll Results: Do clergymen actively try to influence voting from the pulpit?

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Thread: Have you personally seen a clergyman actively try to influence votes?

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    Re: Have you personally seen a clergyman actively try to influence votes?

    After reading some of these responses, I have to say that I'm fairly glad I don't have a religious background and don't attend any sort of church.

    I did go to church with my grandmother once (only because she had asked me to) and the priest brought up the "Bodies" display and how that was a sin and that we shouldn't go... I thought that was over the top. I couldn't imagine having a priest/pastor campaign (more or less) for a political figure.
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    Fool me twice....shame on me.

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    Re: Have you personally seen a clergyman actively try to influence votes?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I am not a church goer. So I can't verify if any ministers do, but ministers should influence voters in his congregation. I believe that it is a minister's job to inform his congregation which candidates comes close to the beliefs of their religious organization,especially how we have this thing in this country called free speech.What we must have is "limited free speech". It should never be unregulated..
    Totally disagree, as much as it is human nature to do this.
    Religion/church are free from taxation;IMO, by rights if they spend 50% of their time and effort in politics, then their tax rate should be 50% of that which political concerns pay.
    Its been a long long time for me as well...I do know that many ,if not all TV preachers are very political.
    Atheists are becoming more and more the norm.

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