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Can a Charismatic or Pentecostal get Elected to Higher Office in America?

Why Sarah Palin Scares Me

(Sarah Palin by Jon Person via Flickr)

No matter what you may think about Sarah Palin, one of her ‘unforgivable sins’ from the perspective of the main stream media and the intellectual elites in America was her Pentecostal Christian background. I really do think that we are now at a time in America when a serious Pentecostal or Charismatic  Christian probably will no longer be able to get elected to higher offices in America.

The same may be said for anyone with serious religious backgrounds. The window of opportunity may also be closing for those with serious faith commitments like George Bush had. Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney are cases in point from the last election. A lot of evangelicals supported Gov. Huckabee in the primaries and didn’t support Romney.

We ended up with a President with far less experience than either one of those guys. Both were serious in their religious convictions and both were just killed by the media. I happen to believe that Romney would have been the best choice considering the economic problems we are facing but his Mormon background doomed his campaign at least this time around.

Will we ever elect another President or even Vice President which seriously practices their religion? Pentecostal or Charismatic—no way. Serious Evangelical Christian doubtful. Mainline Christian or Catholic probably. Mormon—probably not. Muslim—maybe in the future.

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It has Started: Connecticut vs. Roman Catholic Church

(State Seal via Wikipedia)

The battle between the State of Connecticut and the Roman Catholic Church started in March with the surprise introduction of a bill in the state Senate that would have reorganized the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church in the state. This bill was sponsored by advocates of same-sex marriage.

Then after the church headed up a successful campaign against the bill, the State of Connecticut ruled that the church was in violation of state lobbyist laws and was subject to a $10,000 fine and criminal charges since the Diocese of Bridgeport had not registered as an official political lobby.

Now the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport has filed a federal lawsuit last week in U.S. District Court contending that the actions of the State in requiring them to register as a lobby organization are in direct violation of the church’s constitutional rights.

Response: It has started and this is just the beginning. If the State of Connecticut gets away with regulating the involvement of the Catholic church in political issues than there is nothing to stop that state and others from coming after the rest of us and muzzling all Christians, particularly when in comes to issues like abortion and same-sex marriage.

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