No politics at church

Posted October 4, 2012 at 12:18 pm


I was so shocked when I read the letter about pastors who encourage their congregation to vote. One church even passed out voter registration cards. Since when did the church and politics become so intertwined? Voting is a privilege and a right and I encourage anyone who can get to the polls to do so.

But personally, I don’t want to go to church and be reminded. I go to church to worship, not hear about politics. In fact, if my pastor were to discuss politics from the pulpit, I probably wouldn’t go back. Pastors are human and they discuss politics outside the church with friends and family.

Rather than talk politics in church, talk of all the evil that is in the world. For instance, the person who shot that lady’s cat at close range with an arrow that didn’t have a tip and then stepped on the side of its head resulting in the cat’s death. What a vicious, cruel act. That was a beloved pet. Some of us like cats. And nothing will probably be done to that sinner.

Talk of act of cruelty and laws that are broken. Anything besides “politics” from the pulpit.

Jan Richardson