Before saying what I want to say here, I need to start with a disclaimer. The church of Jesus Christ is inherently political, but it must not be partisan. The mere existence of the church will have political ramifications, but this is no reason for the church to over-commit. It is the difference between being told of the biblical necessity for being pro-life from the pulpit and being told to vote for “our friend Joe” here from the pulpit.
That said, between Sundays we are involved in the lives of one another, and a pastor is also a private citizen. In that capacity, I can certainly tell you what I think. And because this blog is not paid for or hosted by Christ Church, I am at liberty to do so. This coming Tuesday (May 17), we have a primary election here in Idaho. I would like to encourage everyone who lives in this district (who can vote in the Republican primary) to make a point of voting for my friend Carl Berglund. This kind of vote at the local level will become increasingly important as we consider the ever-lengthening clown car parade at the national levels.
Here is some background info on Carl, for those who don’t know him.