Preachers stay out of election fray as vote nears
While Bishop Daniel Jenky in Illinois ordered other pastors to read an anti-Obama letter in churches yesterday, religious leaders here in Houston played it differently this past weekend. Instead of taking sides, many left the decision up to their parishioners. Dr. Ed Young of Second Baptist Church told KTRH that while he talked about the election he stayed away from endorsing one candidate over another.
Bishop Daniel Jenky
“I speak about the kind of individual we need to have as President. I’ll spell it out. I’ll read the job description,” Dr. Ed Young said.
Dr. Ed Young
Young explained that “I’ll spell out those five or six characteristics and ask that our congregation put them down by those that run for President and those that run for any other office.”
Young said his church members have different political views and he wants them to make their own decision.
Rabbi Gidon Moscovitz of Meyerland Minyan told KTRH he stayed away from the election completely.
Rabbi Gidon Moscowitz
“I think it’s really not necessarily the role of a Rabbi to tell people how to vote. It’s really up to the individual,” Moscovitz explained.
“We don’t want to dilute the message of what we are trying to teach. We are trying to teach Judaism,” Moscovitz said.
Preachers stay out of election fray as vote nears.
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