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Support for the coalition?

Beware of groups that 'rate' candidates in God's name

Organizers are seeking support again for the Christian Coalition. Do Lutherans endorse this group and its platform?

No. Lutherans resist any group (even Lutheran) that claims a singular political position for God in the name of Christ.

No one has God in his back pocket. Us ing God's name as if that ended the discussion (in our favor, of course) abuses God and all who disagree with us. We commend our views to others on a common human basis. Christians hold many diverse views of God's will. Some are right — sometimes. Others a re wrong — sometimes. God calls us all to participate actively in political life as voters, letter-writers, candidates and, yes, as politicia s.



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