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The author asks, “But how far will traditional pastors who support Obama be permitted to “stand up” publicly for their Christian faith if their theology contravenes the political correctness demanded by some in the Obama coalition?” This would be a non-issue if the pastors involved were doing the work they are supposed to be doing…winning souls to Christ, not trying to win elections for anyone!
There is a place at the table for Christians in the political process, but it is a dangerous game for any pastor, be they conservative or liberal, to mix too closely with politics. When that happens it blurs the line between the legitimate functions of a ministry and the electioneering of regular politicos, and as a pastor that should be a line that you never even come close to. Why is a pastor endorsing any politician for any office, especially if that pastor can’t keep up with the ministries attached to his own church, or doesn’t quite know what stance his church has on the issue of marriage?