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From Senate Subcommittees to Easter Sermon: Raphael Warnock on Life as a Pastor-Politicianposted on April 3, 2023
Adelle M. Banks of Religion News Service interviews Sen. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat from Georgia who also serves as the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Warnock said, “I feel like, in a real sense, that my life is a sermon, that I get to preach on Sunday and embody and make come alive in my work in the Senate the rest of the week.” He specifically pointed to his work on voting rights and lowering the cost of insulin as examples of his faith values motivating him to take action on matters of public policy. Warnock drew a distinction between his two roles, however, saying that his religious values inform his political work but that his legislating was not a product of his particular theology.