In all the analysis of Tuesday’s Senate primary races, one interesting development got overlooked: in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional district, former megachurch pastor Mark Harris defeated incumbent Rep. Robert Pittenger for the Republican nomination. At the link, Harris explains why he thinks it’s important for pastors to get involved in politics, and a spokesman for a group that promotes that idea explains how pastor-candidates could make a huge impact in 2020 with their massive grassroots support base.
Of course, there are those who say that religious believers have no place in government (we’ve seen that with some of the attacks on Trump’s Cabinet nominees). But as the article points out, the Founders would never have tolerated such an unconstitutional religious litmus test. According to the Pew Research Center, there were at least nine ministers in the Continental Congress, and six in the first US Congress, when there were only 91 members total.
I’d say to those who think religious believers shouldn’t be involved in government that if government would quit getting involved in religion, then maybe people of faith wouldn’t have to go to Washington to make sure their Constitutional rights weren’t being trampled. In other words, liberals who favored laws and lawsuits targeting people for their religious beliefs shouldn’t be surprised if those people run for office and overturn them. If they’d ever read the Bible, they would know that when you sow the wind, you reap the whirlwind.
By the way, if you’d like the argument for Christian involvement in politics put in blunt and hilarious terms, read the latest Kurt Schlichter column.
Incidentally, Huck PAC and I endorsed Mark Harris in his primary. If you want more legislators like Mark, please make a donation to Huck PAC here in the amount you can afford.
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