Pastors and Political Choice -- Sightings (Martin Marty)
I had seen the headline referenced by Martin Marty in the column for this week. I had also see the chart, in which the majority of clergy in my denomination are aligned with the Democratic Party. I also know from personal experience that members of our congregations spread out across the political spectrum. I am, as many will expect, am aligned with the Democratic Party (I switched during seminary -- Fuller -- because it more closely aligned with my emerging values. However, members of my congregation spread across the spectrum. Some are well to my left and some well to my right, with most hanging in the middle somewhere. I know from my observations of Facebook, where folks stand. As I read the essay, I wonder if, at least clergy-wise, we're more divided politically than theologically? Just a thought? I invite you to read, ponder, and share your thoughts.