Sunday, October 18, 2009

10 Reasons Why Pastors Avoid the Culture War

And not just pastors, but other clergymen too. Great essay by Doug Giles:
6. They don’t want to lose their tax-exempt status: Many pastors, priests and parishioners have been cowed into inactivity by the threatened loss of their tax-exempt status if they say anything remotely political. This can make pastors who don’t, or won’t, get good legal advice about as politically active as Howard Hughes was during the flu season.
Oh, we've seen that one plenty of times during the marriage debate, haven't we? And I bet you dollars to timbits, that things were quite similar during the abortion debate back in the 1970s and '80s. The government knows which strings to pull...

Gladly, not all the priests are like that. And there's hope that we'll see more of them in the future.

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