I received a lot of flack from some of our readers for writing my comments in the editorial entitled YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE. The editorial was printed January 31st of this year.
In case you missed it, my comments suggested that churches should have directed their Wednesday night congregation to attend the Meet the Candidates event at the Seymour Middle School hosted by the Seymour Rotary Club and SMS.
First let me state for the record that religion and politics have been together since the beginning of time.
It’s no secret that from the start of our nation's history, grand political and social movements – such as abolition to women's suffrage to civil rights to the current struggles over abortion, gay marriage and the presidential race – have drawn upon religious institutions for moral authority, inspirational leadership and organizational muscle.
I agree with several individuals that commented that it was either a calculated move on the Rotary Club’s decision to plan the event so that attendance would be low, thus better predicting who would benefit from lackluster attendance.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.