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A Pastor and a Politician Who Sees Voting as a Form of Prayer

posted on December 8, 2022

Katie Glueck of The New York Times profiles Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock, who leaned into his identity as a pastor in his successful reelection bid Tuesday. The Rev. Warnock is the lead pastor at Martin Luther King’s Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, and regularly combines his religious rhetoric with his political messaging. Glueck writes, “He likened voting to a ‘prayer for the world we desire,’ and called democracy the ‘political enactment of a spiritual idea,’ that everyone has a divine spark.”

Read at The New York Times