Majority of Pastors Uncomfortable With Endorsing Candidates
As hundreds of pastors across America prepare to defy the IRS on Sunday, October 7, by endorsing political candidates from their pulpits, a survey by LifeWay Research, a division of the Southern Baptist Convention, finds that nearly 90 percent of America's clergy think that they should not use their pulpits for such endorsements. The survey of 1,000 Protestant clergy revealed that only 10 percent believe that it is appropriate to influence their parishioners in the pulpit by favoring a particular candidate, while 87 percent said it is inappropriate.
LifeWay research director Scott McConnell said the research indicated that pastors â€śclearly respect the sacred desk of the pulpit enough to discourage its use to affect elections.â€ť
The survey also revealed that only 44 percent of pastors had personally endorsed candidates outside of the pulpit. â€śLess than half the pastors indicated that they had done...
Apparently pastors who really aren't interested in the Word of God, and want to dabble in politics, How the Church Relates to the Kingdom because they have quickly ran out of things to preach about Christianity are fewer in number than I thought. PTL! For those ministers who want to be subservient to man and his purposes, I really do hope they lose their tax-exempt status, for becoming an appendage to politicians!