What Is The Role Of Pastors In Politics?
Reader some find it very challenging for a man of God to be both a politician and Pastor at the same time. Believing that the role of the pastor is to solely feed the sheep of God with the Word of God as well as watch over their souls. Also, believing that the responsibility of the pastor is to encourage his/her church members to pray for their public elected officials as well as vote. God-ordained pastors need to stay in their lane by preaching/teaching the powerful Word of God and stay out of politics.
The controversy and subsequent fallout from a meeting between a group of Black clergy and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump not only reignited conversations on the role of clergy in politics but also raised more questions than answers on the motive and purpose of the private gathering. Some argued it is necessary for Blacks to meet and work with political candidates of both parties. But critics questioned why the group who were dubbed on a flier publicizing the event as a “Coalition of African American Ministers” would agree to meet with a man whose xenophobic remarks about Blacks, Latinos, Muslims and callous remarks about women are well-documented. Article Here: