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Response to amb123 (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 19, 2013, 03:30 PM

11. They will.

But they will exempt their own views from consideration.

People have a massive problem with preachers and ministers getting involved with politics, taking social stands, agitating for change based upon their deeply-held beliefs. Why if any such minister were to get involved, he should be denied any audience, he should be deprived of any tax exempt status and held in the greatest disregard.

Take, for example, the Reverend Martin Luther King ...

Uh ... perhaps not.

Or perhaps all the churches and religious organizations that backed marches for civil rights?

Uh ... No.

Let's face it. The principled opposition to the meddling of religious organizations in social and political issues rests, for most people, in the fact that it's the opposition that's doing the meddling. In recent decades it's been mostly the "Others" who have done this, so it's seemed like a well-grounded principle. As soon as the shoe's no longer on the Right's foot but is on the other foot, the Left's, we'll spare no political sole in secular saving of souls.

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