Do the political opinions of preachers really matter?

Yesterday Donald Trump assembled a group of black preachers. Initially the preachers were there to endorse the candidate, but a number of them said they came for a conversation not a coronation. The real question is if all 100 had endorsed him would it matter? How many people are checking for their pastor when they make a political decision. Isn’t the preacher’s job to give the congregation spiritual advice? I took a poll earlier today and asked this question “would you vote for a presidential candidate because your pastor endorsed him/her?” The majority said no. So maybe the candidates would do better speaking to the members of the congregation versus simply romancing the shepherd.

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  • Spanish Inquisitor  On December 1, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    As you might expect from me, if a preacher endorses a candidate he’s a) outside of his area of expertise, and b) given me a great reason to vote for the candidates opponent….

  • aprogressor  On December 1, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    What about during our founding history where the pastors were heavily involved in politics and even had sermons about the elections? I feel like because the church has separated from voting and such is the reason why Obama got second term.

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