Monday, January 29, 2007

Politicking at Church

What do you think about politics at church? Should candidates, preachers or anyone else be allowed to use a church's pulpit to campaign? The law is that a church is in jeopardy of losing its tax exempt status for sermons that endorse a candidate or a party. However, the IRS rarely enforces this law. Should the IRS be tougher in this regard? Or should the government stay out of churches?

On a similar subject, what about parishoners and candidates for local office who wear campaign buttons at church? Personally, I wish political campaigns would stay outside the doors of the church. It is a place of worship and I don't think it should be violated with political campaigns. But I know there are others who disagree with me and certainly a candidate will find many like-minded people at church who are potential voters. If you can't get your fellow church members to vote for you, then who will?

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Blogger Ernie W. said...

Hi Jerome, I agree with you. I believe as Christians, we are to be involved with politics, yet when it comes to church the pins, labels, bumber stickers, and anything else to promote a candidate needs to be left in the car.


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