It’s conventional wisdom that faith and politics don’t mix. In polite company, it’s best not to talk about either and to put them together is like pouring gasoline on a fire.
In my United Methodist congregation and in a number of other faith communities, there is lively sense that our faith, our principles, the things we hold to be true inevitably shape our political, economic and social beliefs. And so while mixing faith and politics might be a social faux pas, perhaps that idea is something best consigned to the dust bin of history.
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