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Where is the Clergy When We Need Them?

TeaLeaves00 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 4:16 AM
Exactly. Jesus himself made statments against Herod, a political figure. He disobeyed the rulers of his day when it went against God's will and Word. Why should churches (no matter if they are liberal or conservative) give up Religious Freedom and be controlled financially by the government to get Freedom of Speech? You get both, not one or the other!
Donjindra Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 1:06 PM
"Why should churches (no matter if they are liberal or conservative) give up Religious Freedom and be controlled financially by the government to get Freedom of Speech? You get both, not one or the other! "

Churches are free to preach what they want. They are even free to endorse candidates as long as they pay taxes like any other freely partisan group.
Harold15 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 4:48 AM
Liberal -- or, perhaps, I should say political correct churches -- do seem willing to surrender their religious freedoms. They put their money ahead of their faith. If I attended such a church, I'd quickly find myself a new church to attend. One group has decided that their faith is more important than their tax exempt status and have decided that if the government wants to reforke theirs then so be it.
How do you suppose the courts would view a letter from a teacher to her students ending with the wording, “I reciprocate your kind prayers for the protection and blessing of the common Father and Creator of man”?  A little awkward for 21st Century English, but this is how Thomas Jefferson ended a letter that he wrote in January of 1802.  Was Jefferson acting in violation of the U.S. Constitution by...