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To: madprof98
"Should politicians toe their church line? "

NO if they disagree.

Should the church point this out? YES

2 posted on 11/30/2003 3:12:52 PM PST by ex-snook (Americans need Balanced Trade - we buy from you, you buy from us. No free rides.)
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To: ex-snook
Should the church point this out? YES

And smack them down however they see fit.

3 posted on 11/30/2003 3:18:41 PM PST by JohnnyZ (Colgate Raiders Football -- 13-0 and advancing through the playoffs)
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To: ex-snook
If Christians vote for Christian candidates to represent their views in government, they should absolutely insist that their Christian views are represented, just as any other constituency should hold their elected representatives accountable.

I have just lately been discovering Bonhoeffer, the Lutheran Minister/Martyr who stood up to the German churches that failed to oppose Hitler. a timely quote..." A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes...and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent. "

5 posted on 11/30/2003 3:25:38 PM PST by Dutchgirl
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To: ex-snook
" 'Should politicians toe their church line? '

"NO if they disagree.

Should the church point this out? YES"

Exactly.

Everyone has free will, including politicians.

The church, on the other hand, has a duty to hold to its principles and excommunicate those whom it must.
Under United States law a private association (includes churches) can define and limit its membership. (Unless, of course, it is actually involved in interstate commerce and falls under civil rights laws as a public accomodation.)

45 posted on 11/30/2003 7:24:36 PM PST by edwin hubble
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