God Hates Cowards

Discussion in 'Politics' started by kyzr, Oct 7, 2012.

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Should the Churches advocate for and against party platform planks?

  1. Yes, it would be nice to know which party policies the church favors

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  2. No, it's mixing church and state

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  3. Yes, it's simple free speech

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  4. No, the IRS states that no taxes = no political influence.

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  1. kyzr
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    When the government actively promotes atheism, and the Bishops and Evangelicals cower in their pulpits, who is left to speak for those who attend church regularly, and contribute to their churches? WTF are they doing with those contributions? I have yet to see one pro-life commercial, or in favor of traditional marriage, or promoting general religious freedom, and more specifically those policies that hinder religious freedom.

    The churches can't recommend candidates, but they surly can advocate for one party's policies over another's.

    The churches are not to pick between candidates, but to advocate for policies.

    Lets vote on "free speech" from the pulpits.
     
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    Exactly correct.
     
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    Many churches advocate specific positions.

    However when I sit in a pew, the last thing I want is a political lecture from my priest. Also, church attendance is in decline, so I'm not sure if alienating half your congregation is a good idea.
     
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    Thou shall not bear false witness-9th Commandment of the Ten Commandments.
     
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    Churches are free to Preach all they want. They just can't continue to claim tax Exempt status if they do.
     
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    Actually the law specifically states that they can't advocate for a "candidate". My OP says that the church should advocate more for "party policies" and not specific candidates. Both parties have good & bad policies to speak to.

    All I want them to say is, that "on the whole, I believe that the ____ party policies are more in keeping with church teaching".
     
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    Actually "on the whole", they would weigh the entire teachings of God and then as mortals determine which teachings of God were more important than other teachings. So in a sense they would be judging God. That in itself would be defying the Word of God.
     
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    As opposed to letting the government, and those who bribe the DC whores, having free rein to buy any policy that they want to buy?? You need to consider what "freedom of religion" actually means.
     
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    Are so "confused" or "conflicted" that you need your CHURCH to tell you who to vote for, and what your own core political beliefs are? :confused:
     
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