Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Did you know that many pastors played a pivotal role in the colonist's battle for independence in the 1770's?  British soldiers called them the Black Robe Regiment because it was customary for preachers to wear a black robe while preaching in that era.  The pastors weren’t looking for a fight as much as they were speaking out against tyranny and injustice by King George. Whether it’s the Old Testament prophets or the colonial pastors, we see that Christian's—specifically pastors and church leaders play a key role in calling out immorality in society and standing up for the oppressed.  It's only when pastors have kept silent that evils such as slavery and racial segregation have advanced in our nation.  Let me encourage to pray for your pastor to stand for what's right and to speak out against what's wrong.