Saturday, May 07, 2005

Repent! Of Being a Democrat?

Well, I guess at least one preacher thinks that being a Democrat is a sin; I'm sure glad that "his actions aren't politically motivated" -- but I'm going to have to go back to my Bible to find where it says "Thou shalt vote Republican".

The article is quite short, so I'll put the whole thing here:

The minister of a Haywood County, North Carolina Baptist church is telling members of his congregation that if they're Democrats, they either need to find another place of worship or support President Bush.

Already, the Reverend Chan Chandler has ex-communicated nine members of East Waynesville Baptist Church. Another 40 members have left in protest. During last Sunday's sermon, he acknowledged that church members were upset because he named people, and he says he'll do it again because he has to according to the word of God.

Chandler could not be reached for comment Friday, but says his actions weren't politically motivated. One former church member says Chandler told some of the members that if they didn't support George Bush, they needed to resign their positions and get out of the church, or go to the altar, repent and agree to vote for Bush.

A former church treasurer says she's at church to worship God and not the preacher.

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