Has your pastor (or you, if you are a pastor) preached or talked about the Trump impeachment during a sermon?

Besides praying for God's will about this matter, have you (if you are a pastor or preach) or your pastor preached about or mentioned the Trump impeachment?

I haven't (except for prayer), but I rarely get into anything political.  But what about you or your church?

 

Yes, an entire sermon was dedicated to this matter.
0% (0 votes)
Yes, mentioned signficantly within a sermon.
0% (0 votes)
Yes, mentioned incidentally.
10% (3 votes)
No (other than prayer).
81% (25 votes)
Other
10% (3 votes)
Total votes: 31
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TylerR's picture

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Never even mentioned it; not even in prayer. The whole thing sickens me, from both sides. The Christian faith and message has nothing to do with America, and the more I can divorce politics and especially the Republican Party from the life of faith, the healthier the church will be.

Amen.

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

dcbii's picture

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Like Tyler, to my knowledge, my pastor has never mentioned the impeachment in sermons, announcements or even prayer.  While it's commanded to pray for governments and those in authority, we don't want our church to be a political zone, so we pray for wisdom for those in government without praying for any candidate or party against its opposition.  We certainly do pray for Godly principles to be upheld.  Usually once or twice, late in election season, our pastor will remind us that since we have the ability to vote in our system of government, we can be salt and light by doing so.  No party or candidate is ever mentioned.

Dave Barnhart

Mark_Smith's picture

Are you really naive enough to think Trump did something that no other president has done, ie used foreign policy as a tool to help them reach their goal, whatever that may be? That claim is what bothers me.

I'll go farther. EVERY PRESIDENT has used their power to help themselves, and yes, even in reelections.

To act otherwise shows either extreme bias or utter naivete.

 

Jim's picture

Mark_Smith wrote:

Are you really naive enough to think Trump did something that no other president has done, ie used foreign policy as a tool to help them reach their goal, whatever that may be? That claim is what bothers me.

I'll go farther. EVERY PRESIDENT has used their power to help themselves, and yes, even in reelections.

To act otherwise shows either extreme bias or utter naivete.

 

Mostly agree!

pvawter's picture

Yeah, I mention various elected officials each week at national, state, and local levels in our prayer meeting. We pray for their salvation and for God to use for his glory. Not a sermon, but last week I mentioned the impeachment and we prayed for truth to be revealed and righteousness upheld. That's the extent of our conversation on the subject. 

TylerR's picture

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It's difficult for me to express the disgust I feel about any flavor of politics in service of Christianity. I think the Religious Right is a disgrace; it appears today to be largely a starry-eyed group of sycophants who advocate a grostesque parody of an America-centric "gospel." Ronald Reagan plays Jesus, draped in an American flag, a KJV held aloft. Pardon me while I retch.

It sickens me. I hate it all. Every older (age 65+) Christian who prays for President Trump to be "vindicated" from the "attacks" he's enduring, who would have never asked or considered fair play during the Right's incessant, unhinged attacks on President Obama, is a product of this cancer that is the disgusting civil religion of WASP-ish Christian Americana.

We pray for our local, State and Federal leaders once per month in our pastoral prayers. We do not mention names or situations.

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

Mike Harding's picture

President Trump has stood for religious freedom in the USA and other places throughout the world.  I have prayed for him by name in church numerous times.  Mostly I pray for his salvation and protection.  I prayed for President Obama in the same way.  I also appreciate President Trump's defense of the pro-life position.  He is the first President to speak at the March For LIfe rally in US history.  He has appointed 187 conservative Federal judges and two conservative Supreme Court Judges.  Hopefully he will be able to appoint more in the coming years.  There are many other positive things I could say, and there are negative things I could say.  He has obvious character flaws.  I look forward to his acquittal tomorrow.

Pastor Mike Harding