10-02-2012, 11:51 PM
I'm concerned about so many people preaching from the pew. It's not so much that I have a problem with the preacher being a Republican. I don't even have a problem with it if they're actively working for the other party. It's that I have concerns about liberals or even conservative leaning Democrats feeling like church is not for them. I remember during the NC primaries in May, I heard a preacher say how he was going to vote on something and suggested why we should too. However, he also said that we're free to tell him if we don't agree, but that he won't argue. Reason being is because he didn't want to divide the church. I didn't agree with what he said he was going to vote on, but I did very much appreciate what he said.
It's not just one sided. I once attended a synogogue service where the Rabbi said we should all support universal healthcare and that it was unethical not to. It made some people feel uncomfortable. I don't think division is good.
Sorry if I slightly went off subject.In memory of Ahmed Merabet, Rafael Ramos, and Wenjian Liu.
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