Mike Davis sent me this:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/07/AR2008090702460_pf.html

You can reason 2 ways, that Pastors should absolutely have the ability to speak on political candidates and issues from the pulpit, or to live by Caesars Rules…they must give up their tax exempt status to do it.  Problem is, sometimes the two are in conflict…on both sides.

Christians must be informed of what they face in electing their leaders, just as they examine someone to lead a church position.  Problem is, we want them not to interfere in the matters of the church, but we want to take up a role in theirs as well. 

Pastors need to think about this long and hard…are you willing to take the stand and speak up against the politicians, but yet not willing to give up tax status?  It’s like preaching fire and brimstone while holding an ice bag, we can’t have our cake and eat it too.  One has to decide which side he/she is on, then face the music when you take the stand.  I’m sorry, but you cannot take them on and not expect retaliation, especially when you’re beholdin’!

It’s like saying you’re for the Constitution, but you won’t stand up for it.  That means you can’t support someone or something that won’t abide by it.  Tell me who’s running for President that will abide by it.  If you find that person, you vote for them.  It’s that easy, you can’t make the case then hide from it.  You have to be responsible for your decisions, because if you’re not willin’………..

Revelation 3:16 “So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.”

I’m just saying….

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