Monday, February 21, 2011
I think perhaps this individual missed the point. As Christians, isn't it our duty to pray for our communities and our leaders? Isn't prayer part of discernment about the paths we choose to take? Personally, I am uncomfortable with the idea of churches controlling governments (directly or indirectly) but am quite comfortable with churches lobbying for funding addressing issues they find important (e.g. poverty, hunger, AIDS, etc.)
It's one thing for a church to tell parishioners how to vote. It's quite another to pray for our country and its leaders.
A few thoughts about Church and State:
U.S. Constitution .net (Jefferson's Wall of Separation Letter and the The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment)
And, of course, there's always Wikipedia (Separation of church and state and Separation of church and state in the United States)