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Keeping the Church Out of the White House

by Staff


Tags: Church and state, Separation, Government, President, Obama, Clinton, McCain, Democrats, ,

Watching the Democratic debate last night, the separation between church and state was not brought up once. Church and State magazine recently published 10 questions people should be asking the presidential candidates.

Questions include:

“Do you think houses of worship should be allowed to endorse political candidates and retain their tax-exempt status?”
and
“Do you think my pharmacist should be allowed to deny me doctor-prescribed medications based on his or her religious beliefs?”

Bennett Gordon

pastor nahum
10/28/2009 5:56:04 AM

I am pastor Nahum A Khawar Founder and Chairman Prayer fellow ship ministry of Pakistan.my WebSite: www.pfministry.org I want make a church in Pakistan,So Pray and Finishly help me in Church Counteraction ..................... for he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.......what doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?.......if a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,..... and one of you say unto them, depart in peace, be ye warmed and filld; notwithstanding ye ye give them not those things which are needful toothe body; what doth it profit?.............even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone................. and he said unto them, which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, friend, lend me three loaves;..... for a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and i have nothing to det before him?...... and he from within shall answer and say trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; i cannot rise and give thee........... i say unto you, though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth....you are borther of the god of lord and welcome to pakistan.... Your Brother in Christ Pastor Nahum Khawar From Paksitan P.O Box 5122 Model Town Lahore,Pakistan


del wasso
3/4/2008 7:17:05 AM

Great! That's ALL we need... One Nation, under the Majority Rule's God. Please visit my anti-war website, www.shockedandawful.com http://www.shockedandawful.com


larrym
3/4/2008 1:47:43 AM

Churchs should not endorse politicians However, This is not a perfect world: news media should not be biased; politicians, and people should be honest. We need lo pay attention to what is happening everyday in the news, not what we are told. Learn about those running for office. Do your homework. Then make your choice and vote.