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My guiding principle when it comes to speaking out around elections is Matthew 10:16: “See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” As Christians, we are called to involve ourselves in the political process while guarding ourselves from the dangers of moral compromise.
"In every election year, pastors wrestle with how to address hot-button issues and political divisions within our congregations. This year, we have a more urgent duty: preventing violence targeting people regarded as political adversaries. "
"For our women, including pro-life and pro-choice religious women, they are concerned about the Affordable Care Act," said Jennifer Butler, the executive director of Faith in Public Life, which advocates for a coalition of progressive religious voters.
We’re just 8 Sundays away from the 2020 election. Between now and then, a moral reckoning among women of faith will determine the future of this nation and, I dare say, the planet. I believe we can rise to the moment by bringing to the fore our shared values of family, dignity, and justice.
We have missed an opportunity over the last 100 years to forge an alliance with all women to eradicate misogyny and end the white supremacy that we created from the get-go of this nation,” [Rev. Jennifer Butler] said. “We have to reverse all that. Until we do, all women will suffer.