Large majorities of various Christian sub-groups (classify by race, by region, and other means) vote either Republican or Democratic. While I understand the presence of an escape hatch to the statement (“I don’t see”), can a pastor effectively minister to a congregation that has mixed political constituencies?
I don’t see how.
Could some of the brain trust persuade me otherwise.
I can see a categorical personal statement, e.g. “I will not vote for any party that supports abortion” or similar.
One day, it cannot come too soon, we will be post COVID-19. One day we will be post-Trump. Is it wise to scorch the landscape on either side in the coming election?
Sixty days to Election Day. Woo hoo.
As an aside, blue-collar people around me (mechanics, building trades, factory workers, etc.) fly, literally, the Trump flag. I saw a Trump 2020 twenty dollar bill. No Andy Jackson picture on it. Donald J. Trump.
Visited a church this past Sunday and was exposed to a refreshing change of approach to politics. The large church has some local politicians and some aspiring for state offices. The pastor approached the subject of politics. I thought he was going to introduce and promote these church politicians. Nope. He didn’t even mention their names. He made a biblical, general statement about voting. No voter guides. No ‘take back America.’ No ham handed endorsements.