A woeful display of hypocrisy presented itself in the welcome reception that was given to Valerie Jarrett last weekend while she chastised Republicans from the pulpit of the Ebeneezer Baptist Church. The issue to me isn’t that she talked politics in church, since that is what our nation’s founders did on a regular basis. I believe the actual issue hinges on the double-standard of liberals constantly complaining about and reporting evangelical churchgoers to the IRS for speaking out on homosexual marriage and other conservative topics that critics claim are partisan while they are just as guilty — perhaps even more. There is an end game here, and I’ll call it like it is. There is no constitutionally-mandated restriction on speaking out on any subject from the pulpits of churches in America. The IRS has powers it is not constitutionally charged to wield. Regulations that have regularly silenced church leaders are ludicrous and should be repealed immediately.
Instead of calling for another improper display of tyranny, liberals should accept that any church is free to preach whatever they please from the pulpit touching on any and all topics as the Bible touches every area of a person of faith’s life. We should no longer sit idly by and accept censorship of our free speech based on the venue in which it is presented.
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