Churches Tread Lightly On Politics in 2012 Election

Continuing a trend reaching back to the early 1990’s, Americans are “growing impatient with religious politicking,” reports G. Jeffrey MacDonald for Religion News Service. While “54 percent [of Americans] want houses of worship to keep out of politics,” that “doesn’t mean they plan to keep mum in the public square.” Faith remains integral in American politics and electoral decision-making, he notes, but churches and pastors at the pulpit may see a smaller role in the 2012 election. 

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