Ethics: Your Pastor Asked to Pray at Republican National Convention

What would you do Wednesday!

The Republican National Convention (RNC) kicks off this week. It is no secret that Mormon Mitt Romney is the Republican Presidential nominee. As with most national political events prayers will be offered. In fact, the NY Times reports that prayers at this years RNC will be given by a Jewish Rabbi, a Roman Catholic and “a Hispanic evangelical Christian, a Sikh, a Greek Orthodox archbishop and two Mormon leaders.”1

Today, think about how you would react if your Protestant pastor were invited to pray at the 2012 RNC given the above information.

Your pastor has been invited to pray at the 2012 RNC. Since he would be introduced as a pastor and the church name given he feels it is only right that he bring the decision of whether or not to accept the invitation before the congregation.

During the congregational meeting your pastor explains the situation including who else will be praying. He then asks for your vote of whether or not he will pray at the RNC.

How would you vote?

  • Yes.
  • No.
  • Yes, but only if he clearly states the gospel in his prayer.
  • Yes, as long as he brings back a pair of Mitt’s magic Mormon underwear.
  • Or…

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Steve Martin August 29, 2012 at 6:15 am

I’d vote NO.

We wouldn’t want to be a stumbling block to the gospel for those in our congregation who are of a different political persuasion (wrong as they are :D).

They might not be able to hear God’s Word for they would be looking at someone they perceived as their enemy.

Just my 2 cents.

2 rhology August 29, 2012 at 8:06 am

Yes, but only if he clearly states the gospel in his prayer AND includes a prayer of repentance for national sins such as abortion, idolatry and false religion that rejects God’s Word, and redefinition of divine institutions such as marriage.


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