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Sat May 6, 2017, 01:21 PM

Trump order makes some preachers ecstatic; others cringe

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-order-makes-some-preachers-ecstatic-others-cringe/ar-BBAOCA7?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout

"It's never good for the church or the state when the two get in bed with each other," said the Rev. Gregory Boyd, senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church, a nondenominational church in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota.

For pastors to use the pulpit "to get others to buy into their particular way of voting is, I think, a real abuse of authority," he added.

The Rev. Charlie Muller, pastor of the nondenominational Victory Christian Church in Albany, New York, is excited. As soon as details of the order are sorted out, his church plans to endorse a candidate for mayor.

"I'm very involved politically, but we've been handcuffed," Muller said. "We want to have a voice, and we haven't had that."

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Response to Alt-Orange (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:24 PM

1. As an individual and independent parisioner, I would not want my church to endorse a

candidate in my name when I plan to vote against him/her.

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Sat May 6, 2017, 02:57 PM

2. Lots of unintended consequences will ensue.

Some will benefit progressives: Polarization of churches? People disengaging from organized religion? Progressive spiritual leaders who would previously never have considered endorsing a candidate now doing so, or doing so openly? Churches becoming a venue for resistance organizing?

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