Rules of etiquette commonly call for the avoidance of certain topics. Chief among those are politics and religion.
It is worth noting that these are treated as two separate items, and rightly so.
When religion is factored into politics neither can work appropriately.
Religion deals with spirituality, with ones belief in being part of a specific god’s community and the leaders therein are charged with representing a specific community of belief.
Politics deals with issues specific to secular communities. An elected representative is charged with representing everyone, not just those who subscribe to a certain belief system. Though some governments tend to forget this.
Because of the recognition of this division religions institutions pay no taxes. Based I suppose on the axiom to render onto Caesar what is Caesar’s on onto God what is God’s.
If the church wants to be involved in politics it must first give up it’s status as an instrument of God.
You can see these things occurring again with the rise of “christian” voices in government. Schools having to teach creation myths and “backlash” against feminism. Women being seen as having the special role of submissive wife and brood mare.
It is rather ironic that many fundamentalist types point to the constitution as protective of their religious rights and freedoms, while at the same time working toward taking away the rights and freedoms of others.
It is ironic that those who claim to dispise abortion on the premise it is murder have no problem with capital punishment, war, shooting of doctors who preform or women who recieve abortions.
It is ironic that those they claim to be shoving their agendas down everyone’s throats are actually working toward a society where everyone has rights, so while you cannot refuse to serve or preform a service for a women, gay or POC you still reserve the right to be as sexist, bigoted and otherwise closed minded in your own home and church.
In the spirit of Easter I give you a link to a wonder video presentation. Enjoy!