Prayer and Politicking: Churches Become a Center of the California Recall Campaign

Faith E. Pinho of the Los Angeles Times reports, “As candidates crisscross California ahead of the recall election on Sept. 14, faith communities have become a central place for proselytizing to potential voters.” Some candidates looking to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom have capitalized on the outrage from churches that fought the state’s restrictions on worship gatherings during the pandemic. Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, a Republican recall candidate, said, “Many people of faith feel like the government has been overreaching and interfering with really the first freedom of our country, which is the right to gather and to worship and to practice your faith without any interference of any bureaucrat or any political authority.”

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