Tuesday, November 08, 2005

First They Came for All Saints Church in Pasadena...

...for political sermons ...

But...wait...do you think that the IRS will be threatening the tax-exempt status of Coral Ridge Ministries , Thomas Road Baptist Church , et al, anytime soon?

We live in interesting times. Pray hard.

4 comments:

bls said...

No need for prayers.

These folks are digging their own graves without any help from us (or from Above).

Verdugo said...

As I mentioned in The Other Place (b'net C2C), All Saints is a vital part of my community, known for their extensive ministry. It has accomplished the somewhat miraculous feat of being well thought of by BOTH evangelicals and liberals in the community, as it is a community committed to actually DOING what they say they believe. For them truly "faith is a verb".

I pray that this recent setback will not be an obstacle for their continued ministry, but will only serve to spur them onward in their "long journey in the same direction".

Ross said...

I'm not sure if this makes me more sick or scared. I work with a GLBT Youth organization. It seems to be difficult to be a GLBT non-profit and somehow stay out of political speech.

Of course, Minnesota can hold a "Pastors Summit" to train clergy to support a constitutional amendment, and that somehow gets overlooked.

LutheranChik said...

I just e-mailed the network news shows, pleasantly suggesting to them that they might want to cover this story -- especially the apparent discrepancy between the IRS going after this church and the Feds' indifference to what are essentially paid political ads being broadcast week after week by Falwell, Kennedy, et al. I love Kennedy's website -- how he's posed next to the American flag, with no explicit symbols of Christianity anywhere in sight. (Actually, for that I'm grateful.) So I guess we know what his "ultimate concern," as Tillich put it, really is.