Friday, July 21, 2006

More Religion And Politics


Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of those commenting that the pulpit should never be used to make a political statement are interesting. I wonder if that is really how they feel or if they just feel that way because it is a Republican viewpoint.

I grew up Catholic and I can't count the number of times I sat through sermons that did nothing BUT promote a political agenda and it was never conservative. Are you being politically honest? Do you also condemn the political actions of the Reverend Jesse Jackson, the American Catholic Bishops, etc. etc. who preach a liberal philosophy from the pulpit?

7/22/2006 11:19:00 PM  
Blogger Emily For Utah Senate 28 said...

Really? you think that's all there is to it?

I have been told that LDS Sacrament meetings are to be Christ-centered. When a speaker quotes "Rush Limbaugh" as a source (and it has happened before in an LDS Sacrament meeting, I was there), we are clearly not keeping our meetings "Christ-Centered." If someone were to quote "Jesse Jackson" I would have the same reaction.

Those of us on the "other" side of the political aisle are not saying we want *our* political agenda promoted. We're saying that we don't want *any* political agenda promoted. I want to go to church to learn about Christ and how to be a better person, not be told how to vote.

Separation of church and state is important because it protects religion from over-reaching government, not the other way around. Nothing political should ever be preached from the LDS pulpit, regardless of who is doing the preaching.

7/23/2006 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Reality Check (w/ a touch of Therapy) said...

Okay, this is getting childish. LDS Members need to calm down. Miss Emily from Utah Senate 28 if you want to learn about "God" great- only you need to realize Hell WILL freeze over before people stop being offensive in church (any church) about almost any topic. Your not going to do anything more than be assertive and voice your feelings and live your life the way you believe.
I don't disagree with your idea of separation I just know from the perspective of history "the perfect" utopia doesn't exist because of the faults of human beings.
I am disappointed UTAH's constant media attention because of the LDS faith. You all need to realize that your only hurting yourselves when people feel that ANY party in Utah is only backing the LDS faith. No wonder that a MORMON PRESIDENT freaks people out...look at you guys does anyone want to focus on local and national issues or is “what happened on Sunday...” going to be the only forum we hear about?

7/25/2006 01:01:00 PM  

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