Even though Pulpit Freedom Sunday is over, don’t think pastors still won’t try to sway their congregation.
An excerpt from a recent Slate column shows us how easy it is to manipulate parishioners:
Two years ago, [Nancy Gilgannon, a pro-life Pennsylvania Democrat who voted for Bush,] told me she blamed her church for Bush’s election—and felt she’d been conned into voting for him: “It was the church’s fault … I talked to several priests and they all said, ‘There’s only one issue in this election.’ I said, ‘What about the poor, and Social Security?’ And they said, ‘There is only one issue.’ Oh, it was hard to push that button for Bush; I think I was just used, and that’s what really grinds me.”
And all that is perfectly legal.
It shocks me that anyone would vote based on one single issue.
Especially when there are so many good reasons not to vote for John McCain…
Regardless of whom you’re voting for, what are your main reasons for voting that way?
(Thanks to Rose for the link!)