Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Should pastors get political? That's a question many are asking. When it comes to speaking to moral and social issues from a biblical perspective, it's a pastors duty. It's unreasonable to expect ministers to piece together lives of shattered people who've made poor moral choices and expect those same ministers to be silent about the dangers of making such poor choices in the first place. Churches are depositories of moral capital and pastors are counselors to the hurting when one has overdrawn their integrity account.  The homeless, drug-addicted, and despondent are refugees from a broken world. Church leaders must work to restore moral guidance to individuals and delineate moral boundaries in society. If they don't, people will continue to catapult themselves into the abyss of dissolution,  and when this happens on a wide scale, all of us suffer.