Politics and the Pastor

I’ve been listening to NPR recently, and they’ve interviewed a lot of pastors about their views of the election. I’m always stunned when a pastor confesses who will receive their vote.

Of course, I know who I’m voting for. As a matter of fact, I’ve been volunteering for that campaign, writing a little bit. But the most I will say to my congregation and others is that they should vote. In addition, when I’ve written about the campaign, I’ve written about other people’s views, instead of my own. And I haven’t signed my full name. It just seems coercive if I do.

What about you? What are your limits for discussing a campaign and an election? Do you endorse a candidate publicly?


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