Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Is Obama Organizing Black Pastors?

One of the most frustrating aspects of my work is the reticence of many pastors to engage in the public policy process. Every election year left-wing groups send out intimidating letters warning pastors to not put their tax exempt status in jeopardy. Sadly, these letters have the desired effect of cowing many pastors into silence.

But the side that is committed to "fundamentally transforming" America is not so hesitant. This week the Conference of National Black Churches is meeting in Washington, D.C. Dominating their agenda today is role of the church in the 2012 election.

Attorney General Eric Holder delivered the keynote address this morning. Holder's remarks were followed by a session on combating voter ID laws, which included representatives from the ACLU and other left-wing legal groups. This afternoon two top officials of the IRS addressed the conference. That was followed by panel discussion entitled "Voting Rights Call To Action." Tomorrow the conference will hold a "conversation" about same-sex "marriage."

There is tremendous irony in the fact that blacks are among the most religious Americans, yet they vote overwhelmingly for a party that is increasingly hostile to faith and family. But at what point do scriptural truths about the sanctity of life and marriage trump loyalty to a party or a person?