Now we’re trying to silence churches
Perhaps you heard about this a couple weeks ago: the IRS is threatening to revoke the tax-exempt status of All Saints Church in Pasadena because a pastor preached an anti-war sermon shortly before the election. The church is fighting back and has a lot of support from both liberal and conservative churches.
If you go to their web site they’ve posted an internal link to the text of Rev. Ed Bacon’s rip-roaring good sermon from November 13, 2005, “The IRS Goes To Church.”
Faith in action is called politics. Spirituality without action is fruitless and social action without spirituality is heartless. We are boldly political without being partisan. Having a partisan-free place to stand liberates the religious patriot to see clearly, speak courageously, and act daringly.