Recommended Read: Kevin Quealy in the New York Times on the Political Leanings of Your Pastors and Leaders in Your Denomination; From the Church of God in Anderson – Indiana to the EFCA

An article in a recent publishing in the New York Times breaks down the political leaning of your pastor and denomination. This is a recommended read that is quite eye opening. 

“All politics is local” 

Tip O’Neil 

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.

Romans 13:1-7 NIV

This was emailed to me this evening and I read and deeply enjoyed it. Its a graphic by Kevin Quealy of the New York Times that looks at the political breakdown of pastors when it comes to politics. From the United Church of Christ, to Roman Catholicism to the Church of God in Anderson Indiana and the Evangelical Free Church of America; you can find it here. The article is called “Your Rabbi? Probably a Democrat. Your Baptist Pastor? Probably a Republican. Your Priest? Who Knows.” I hope you guys have a good day! 

One thought on “Recommended Read: Kevin Quealy in the New York Times on the Political Leanings of Your Pastors and Leaders in Your Denomination; From the Church of God in Anderson – Indiana to the EFCA

  1. Interesting. I also like that they managed to do other profiles of clergy, including age, and also information about the neighborhoods they probably live in. Looks like the Catholics are soon approaching a real crisis point with their aging priesthood!

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