The Rev. Jody Hice fired a verbal volley Sunday in a battle that he believes will return the United States to its American Revolutionary roots.
From his pulpit at Bethlehem First Baptist Church outside Atlanta, he urged his congregation to vote for Sen. John McCain and to not vote for Sen. Barack Obama.
He based his recommendations on McCain’s opposition to abortion and gay marriage and Obama’s support of those issues, Hice told the Barrow County church packed with about 400 listeners.
“These are not political issues,” Hice said. “There are moral issues.”
I don’t care whether you are a Republican or Democrat, I really don’t like politicking from the pulpit. While I also disagree with the IRS shutting preachers down, preachers should be about eternity, not the here and now.
Yes, I agree, abortion, etc. are moral issues. But frankly, in my travels around the country, the congregation is probably more in need of a sermon on why abortion is a moral issue than on who to vote for.
And I also think it confuses the message from the pulpit to wrap politics and morals up in the same sermon.