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The Early Returns
Results from our Pulpit and Politics Poll
In the wake of the controversial comments made by Barack Obama’s pastor, Jeremiah Wright BustedHalo surveyed clergy to get their opinions on how they believe preachers should approach political issues of the day from the pulpit.
The poll attracted respondents from across North America—see below for the the early results.
Considering the facts that 2008 is a presidential election year and the role of religion in American public life is consistently a hot-button topic, this debate is sure to re-appear in the coming months (in just the past few days, Texas televangelist—and John McCain supporter—John Hagee has issued an apology for criticisms he made about Catholicism).
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Judge says Methodists, Worldwide Church of God, and others can participate in oral arguments.
Daniel Burke, Religion News Service
Sixteen Protestant denominations and regional districts have joined a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia in contesting a Reconstruction-era state law that governs church splits.
The post-Civil War splintering of Methodist and Presbyterian churches in 1867 prompted the Virginia law, which allows congregations to keep their property when seceding from a church or "religious society" that's dividing.
However, the United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church (USA), two of the largest U.S. mainline Protestant denominations, side with the Episcopal diocese in saying that the law is unconstitutional. [read article here]