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should churches be allowed to dictate their members political views?

or should members not join churches that don't match their views?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:14 PM on Nov. 22, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • "or should members not join churches that don't match their views?"

    This more than the other IMO.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:22 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • or should members not join churches that don't match their views?"This more than the other IMO.
    I AGREE
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:31 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • churches/pastors can not legally endorse candidates..little thing about separation of church/state/tax exempt status...so, no, not only should they not dictate, they don't..legally.
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 8:32 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • Churches don't dictate their member's views because the churches' views existed before the members did. If the members disagree they need a different church, because obviously they are attending one with tenets they don't believe in.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:33 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • And btw, this question, and the Kennedy thing, which I'm guessing inspired it, are the perfect example of why people should educate themselves about different faiths rather than just automatically assume whichever one they were born to.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:34 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • Hmm... I'd have to go with the second one... because certain political views may not agree with the church's views... such as cases like abortion. And I'd have to agree with Notpanicking on this issue
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 9:57 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • no...and yes
    MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 10:21 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • Yes. I feel that they already dictate the congregation's lifestyles, and moral opinion, why not go ahead and add political views (and most do - they sneak personal opinions of running candidates and issues into the "message").


    And no, members should not join a church if it doesn't match their views.

    sugahmamma

    Answer by sugahmamma at 11:25 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • They're only "allowed" to dictate whatever each individual allows them to dictate. I hold my political viewpoint because of my personal convictions...which is very much in agreement with the Word of God.
    GoodMomma24-7

    Answer by GoodMomma24-7 at 11:37 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

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