Where’s the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State when Liberal Democrats politic in Churches? If the wife of a conservative candidate went into churches to ask the people to vote for her husband, groups like the ACLU and Americans United would be sending threatening letters that the church could lose its tax-exempt status.
Michelle Obama doesn’t have to worry since no liberal is going to protest. But the first time a conservative appeals to church leaders to make their faith active politically, the ACLU will be ready to pounce on them.
Here’s what the First Lady said to the members in attendance at the African Methodist Episcopal Church Conference:
“Our faith journey isn’t just about showing up on Sunday for a good sermon and good music and a good meal. It’s about what we do Monday through Saturday as well. It’s especially in those quiet moments, when the spotlight’s not on us, and we’re making those daily choices about how to live our lives.”
I agree with her comments. Too many conservative Christians limit their faith to the “four walls of the church.” But this has never stopped liberal church goers. They’ve always used the church as a rallying point for voter drives.
Michelle Obama went on to say:
“And to anyone who says that church is no place to talk about these issues, you tell them there is no place better, no place better. Because ultimately, these are not just political issues; they are moral issues. They're issues that have to do with human dignity and human potential, and the future we want for our kids and our grandkids. And the work of inspiring and empowering folks, the work of lifting up families and communities, that has always been the work of the AME Church.”
What? Did she actually say that “these are not just political issues; they are moral issues”? For decades Liberals have been telling Conservatives, “You can’t impose your view of morality on other people.” While Conservatives fell for this lie, Liberals imposed their morality on us with the passage of every new law.
So now we have a model for church-directed political activism. If politicking in churches is good enough for the First Lady, then it’s good enough — and legal — for pastors to do the same. If you’re a pastor and receive a letter from the ACLU to cease and desist from preaching politics from the pulpit, just quote the Michelle Obama: ““And to anyone who says that church is no place to talk about these issues, you tell them there is no place better.”
Amen. Preach it sister!