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Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by ROD A. SARMIENTO, Feb 8, 2004.
Are you in favor that Pastors be involved in the political arena?
No - I am sure this is not popular, but see the ultimate danger of that in the country on the northern border of where I live. Northern Ireland is the perfect example of what happens when the line between politics and "religion" is carried to its extreme.
Liberals have. Blacks have. But white fundamentalists? Oh, that is TERRIBLE!
Pastors are citizens of their nation (as well as of heaven!) and should be able to follow their choices in the political arena.
Many are well-spoken and can campaign around their ministry schedules. They ought never, though, combine politics with the pulpit.
There is enough offense in the Gospel without adding the offenses of the Republican Party.
(I ran for the House here in Wyoming back a few elections, and was defeated by only 400+ votes)
I think it's ok if they are acting as concered and interested citizens. ... If they start to claim that they speak with divine authority then they should be avoided. Christians, regardless of profession (job, calling, whatever) should be responsible citizens working to promote justicce and good government where they have opertunity and ability.