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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 07:30 AM
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49. It's not that simple...
since other tax-exempt entities have the ability to lobby and publicize their causes. Besides, how can you completely separate politics from ethical teachings? If churches didn't advocate their moral teachings, they would often be dismissed as hypocrites by many of the same people who complain about their advocacy now.

You pick out slavery as an issue that many churches were on the wrong side of, but it was also the abolitionist churches that worked the Underground Railroad and helped keep the anti-slavery movement alive. How about finding the churches that agree with you and supporting in some way their efforts just as you would support MoveOn, the ACLU or other secular advocacy organization?

(Ever bother to see what the American Friends Service Committee or Mennonite Central are up to?)

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