I have thought about writing about this topic for a very long before actually putting it on my blog. So, today is the day I set a challenge to those that might read it and hopefully see what I have seen for a very long time.
The separation of church and state is a legal and political principle derived from the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which reads, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" . . .
this does not in any way convey or prohibit churches , pastors nor any religious leader from taking a political stand on an issue. It simply means that the state cannot establish a state lead religion.
It was the IRS that actually banned religious leaders from taking a political stand against or for a candidate . So, is it fear of the loss of their church's tax exempt status that keeps their mouths shut or something else. They are supposed to be spiritual leaders and how can they lead people if they don't speak out about things like abortion,gay marriage, unfair taxes, health care and the like. These are all signs of the spiritual corruption of our nation and should be talked about openly with our religious leaders.
They don't seem to have a problem telling us when we have sinned or that we should give them our tithe. Another question is are they trusting the G-d they supposedly serve to supply their needs and the needs of the religious communities they serve or is it that "tax free money" that is of more importance .
Many of the founders of these United States were pastors with deep political convictions two in particular come to mind Peter and Frederick Muhlenberg. Frederick was elected to the US Congress and became the first Speaker of the House of Representatives. He was also the first signer of the Bill of Rights.
It is time for our spiritual and religous leaders of America to stand up and speak out about the issues . The unjust laws that are passing, the socialism that is spreading like wild fires in every facet of our lives. These are our freedoms that are being attacked by every liberal in political power. Our right to keep and bear arms, freedom of speech, the freedom of religion and everything else contained in the Constitution.
Will our religious leader help to keep these liberties our forefathers fought and died so that we could live in a free country not fearing the government or they can stay silent and keep their "tax free money", only they can decide.
In September 2008 several courageous pastors had the guts to defy the IRS and speak out from the pulpits "according to the Scriptures." actually telling them who to vote for.
Being spiritual dose not mean we have no earthly responsibilities. Godly people should be the ones running the country if we were truly foundered on the principals found in the bible. We can take back our nation when our spiritual and religious leaders to whom we look to for guidance drop the fear of having to pay taxes like the rest of us and take a stand in the political arena. For them to just vote is not enough.
This is a wake up call.