The Church is supposed to influence the culture, not the other way around. And clever leaders of the past understood this power that the Church possesses. So, in order to bind Its power and influence, the government, like the Greeks of old, decided to give the Church a nice, big (and free!) gift: a horse called 501(c)(3).
“…it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.”
Yet CAIR (Center for American Islamic Relations), also a 501(c)(3) organization, stands up and demands that Dr. Ben Carson withdraw from the presidential race after exercising his first amendment rights — without consequence or penalty!
O Church! How long will you sit by, polishing and proud of your status, while the Obama administration, under the leadership of a narcissistic, anti-Christian man named Obama sets the Constitution alight, defends Islam at every turn, and continues to enable those groups that want nothing more than to wipe Christianity from the face of the Earth?
You say nothing, thinking that being a good boy will mean you and your flocks will be spared. You are decieved!
Staying out of politics is not following “a higher calling”. Staying out of politics is staying out of your calling to be a loud, clear voice of conscience in a culture that needs you.
Wake up. Stand up. Say something.