With the presidential election on the agenda of things we will do in America this year, I have a question. Should our church leaders involve themselves in the support of particular candidates? Should they publicly endorse a candidate for the President of the United States of America?
I must be honest with you. I didn’t wake up with this on my mind this morning. As a matter of fact, topics like this rarely even cross my mind. But one of the sites I frequently visit, presented a post declaring a very adamant position on pastors and their involvement in politics, which really got my mind swirling.
The author at Zwinglius Redivivus presented an article titled Pastors Have No Business ‘Endorsing’ ANY Politician. Period.
There, he writes, “When pastors become tools of the state, they abandon their purpose, calling, and right-function.” *
And goes on to say, “Pastors should be like Nathan- pointing their finger in the face and power, and denouncing it! Not like toadying sycophants who lap up the drippings of popularity from the drool-buckets of the politicos.”*
He has much more to say on this topic, including a paragraph about Constantine and his contribution to church history. I guess I’m just curious as to what others think.
*Copyright Rules for the site, Zwinglius Redivius can be found here