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Group suing IRS, bullying the pulpit

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: November 27, 2012
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The current restrictions make little sense. A preacher can urge a congregation to consider their faith's beliefs when voting, but can't explicitly acknowledge which candidate's stance most closely mirrors a church's teachings. The issue affects both Republicans and Democrats. In particular, black churches have long been a focal point of political activity in that community; the civil rights struggle was inseparable from religion-based logic and church organization.

Clearly, church leaders should be wary of being seen as agents of a political party rather than adherents of a higher power. But the world will be a worse place if we allow government to dictate sermon points made by the Martin Luther Kings of the future.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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