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Preaching Seperation of Church and State Costs Pastor Customers at Megachurch.

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 30th, 2006 9:07 am by HL

Did you ever hear the phrase “You can’t argue with a sick mind” Here is why we are ruled by the simpleminded in this country. When a pastor gets up and trys to preach peace over war, tries to preach that The Church should stay out of politics, refuses to endorse republican candidates during his sermons, You know reasonable things like that. When the pastor of the large megachurces in rural towns does these things the congregants get up and leave and never come back.

Disowning Conservative Politics Is Costly for Pastor

AOL News

The requests came from church members and visitors alike: Would he please announce a rally against gay marriage during services? Would he introduce a politician from the pulpit? Could members set up a table in the lobby promoting their anti-abortion work? Would the church distribute “voters’ guides” that all but endorsed Republican candidates? And with the country at war, please couldn’t the church hang an American flag in the sanctuary?

After refusing each time, Mr. Boyd finally became fed up, he said. Before the last presidential election, he preached six sermons called “The Cross and the Sword” in which he said the church should steer clear of politics, give up moralizing on sexual issues, stop claiming the United States as a “Christian nation” and stop glorifying American military campaigns.

“When the church wins the culture wars, it inevitably loses,” Mr. Boyd preached. “When it conquers the world, it becomes the world. When you put your trust in the sword, you lose the cross.”

Mr. Boyd says he is no liberal. He is opposed to abortion and thinks homosexuality is not God’s ideal. The response from his congregation at Woodland Hills Church here in suburban St. Paul — packed mostly with politically and theologically conservative, middle-class evangelicals — was passionate. Some members walked out of a sermon and never returned. By the time the dust had settled, Woodland Hills, which Mr. Boyd founded in 1992, had lost about 1,000 of its 5,000 members.

H.L.s Take Well thats only 1 out of 5, which isn’t that bad, you have to figure 20% of any group are going to be non thinking trolls, but you know that the percentage of people in the church who disagree with the pastor but not enough to get up and leave must be more like 60%. If it was any less then that Bush would not be President today.

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