Question of the day: churches and politics.
I was browsing around over at Stuff Fundies Like again (I promise this is not becoming a habit with me) and I decided to read some of the articles under their “news” section. That is where I found this particular article:
Which is all well and great. Then I kept reading…
“Wednesday’s rally was held in the sanctuary of Temple Baptist Church in Powell, not on the campus of nearby Crown College as initially advertised.
Weather delayed the candidate’s arrival by about an hour. The Crown College choir warmed up the crowd with such songs as “God Bless America,” “In God We Trust,” and the hymns of the armed forces.
Federal law allows churches to host appearances by political candidates under conditions that bar endorsement by the church. Pastor Clarence Sexton welcomed Santorum — who asked for the crowd’s votes and donations — but made no endorsement.
Members of the crowd waved pro-Santorum banners, jumped to their feet for standing ovations about half a dozen times throughout the hourlong speech and occasionally booed at the mention of Obama and Romney.
Hundreds lined up afterward for photos and autographs. Attendees included former Knox County Sheriff Tim Hutchison and County Commissioner R. Larry Smith, who provided rental space for Santorum’s local campaign office.”
Here’s this week’s Question of the Day…
Do you think it’s appropriate for churches (regardless of what their denomination is) to host political rallies in their auditoriums?
Or do you think a church auditorium should be reserved strictly for worship services, church-affiliated events, funerals, and weddings?
No fighting. Be respectful of others’ opinions. Back your opinions with Scripture!
Oh, and if the dude that freaked out on me the last time I mentioned Stuff Fundies Like on my blog is reading this, please turn off your caps lock and refrain from calling me a liar and someone who “lusts after pedophiles.” That would be super. Thanks. :]
Posted on August 27, 2012, in Question of the Day and tagged Church, Crown College, Health-Care Reform, knoxnews.com, ObamaCare, Pastor Clarence Sexton, Politics, President Obama, President-hopeful, QOTD, Question of the Day, Republican, Rick Santorum. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.