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Thread: Survey: 4 in 10 say clergy should endorse candidates

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    Survey: 4 in 10 say clergy should endorse candidates

    Four in 10 Americans believe that religious leaders should be permitted to endorse political candidates from the pulpit without risking their organization's tax-exempt status, a new survey by the First Amendment Center shows.

    Twenty-two percent of respondents "strongly" agreed and 18% "mildly" agreed that religious leaders should be able to make such endorsements, which are currently prohibited by IRS regulations.

    In comparison, 39% strongly disagreed, 15% mildly disagreed and 6% didn't know or refused to answer.

    The finding was based on a new question in the Washington-based center's annual "State of the First Amendment" national survey.

    When asked to name specific rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, just 15% mentioned religion, the lowest percentage to recall that topic since 2000.
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/religio...ndidates_N.htm
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    I'm one of the 6 that says they shouldn't.
    Nearly 70% of the Earth is covered by water...the rest is covered by Gerod Holliman.

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    If they want to give up the churches TAX status I say sure let them. Outside of that they have no business endorsing any politicians.
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    I agree with the general position of LouPhinFan and even ohall.
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    "ditto" re: Mr. Ohall's comment
    "Qui non intelligit aut discat aut taceat"
    Who does not understand should either learn, or be silent.

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    I think churches are fine just sticking to what they are supposed to do, leading people to God through Jesus.

    I get enough politics in my life, I don't want it at my church too!

    Sometimes I need a break!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphan7 View Post
    Sometimes I need a break!
    Me too. I watch a lot of news, I have four classes on American politics, my parents talk about it, my friends talk about it, campaigns are calling me, every commercial is a campaign ad.

    I can't take it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WaywardZest View Post
    Me too. I watch a lot of news, I have four classes on American politics, my parents talk about it, my friends talk about it, campaigns are calling me, every commercial is a campaign ad.

    I can't take it!
    Take a break, go to church!:wink:
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    Was very common over here until around 60 or 70 years ago for the cleragy to endorse politicans. Was a very powerful tool in getting people to go out and vote.

    I could'nt see anything like that happen in the West these days. Of course in countries like Iran their whole political system is based on the Islamic faith, but I think in a country like the US, where their is such a vast amount of religions and cultures it probably would have little affect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphan7 View Post
    Take a break, go to church!:wink:
    Just select the church carefully, some are political machines.
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