Interesting stuff from CBN:
The Brody File has learned that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will host a major event for Christian Pastors called, “The Response-Louisiana: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis.” It will be held January 24th, 2015 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge. Over 100,000 evangelical pastors are being invited by American Renewal Project leader David Lane. In addition, Lane is encouraging the pastors to pray about running for political office. He believes that if more pastors get involved in the political process, it can and will change the moral direction of this country.
A full letter of the event is at the link. The event’s hope is that some 63,000 such pastors would become officeholders at all levels of government.
At the risk of sounding overly negative, I have to wonder at how effective this event will be. In my view, pastors are called to be just that — spiritual leaders within the Church. In other words, I would expect these individuals to be at least as effective in their local parishes in reaching out to everyone as they would be in writing laws to the same effect.
Further, would enough voters think there’s no issue with Church versus state issues to allow lots of pastors to become secular leaders outside of the Church?
Don’t get me wrong — I’m firmly in support of the Church being a significant influence in society — so much so that I believe it should be up to the Church to keep families healthy with a good moral/ethical compass as well as providing the bulk of welfare in society. My question: How does taking pastors out of the Church positively impact society?