Monday, September 29, 2008

More on Faith and Politics

The Washington Post also reports on the church protest.  The Post article focuses on Rev. Ron Johnson, Jr. of Crown Point, Indiana.  During his Sunday service Rev. Johnson discussed the candidates' views on abortion and gay marriage, showing slides explaining the candidates' views on the issues.  When asked why he felt it necessary to identify the candidates by name in describing their views, he explained that he was not sure that all members of his congregation could make the connections on their own.  (And these people get to vote?)

The article notes that the Interfaith Alliance, a group dedicated to the separation of faith and politics, has gathered 180 pledges from members of the clergy who agree not to endorse a candidate on behalf of their houses of worship.  To see the Sept. 18 press release announcing the pledge, go here.

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