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Spiritual patriots

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Letter to the editor by D.I. Larson

By D.I. Larson

Recently, the Tea Party tried to reach every church in Marion County, and ask that pastors remind their parishioners to vote.

A reader became quite perturbed. A rather strong protest was printed in the paper.

Since then a couple of stories have emerged to highlight the notion, that even religious people have the right to their opinions, and to vote, and to appeal to God. Deliver us from evil. Amen.

“The Pastor with Guts” has made the E-mail circuit. Minister Joe Wright addressed the opening of the Kansas Senate with a blistering prayer. A must see.

Now, comes word that a Colorado pastor has coined a new term:

“Spiritual Patriot.” Don’t you just love it?

Some churches are timid about speaking out about government gone wild. Wild is wild. Even religious people have a right to protest. Pastors can no longer hide behind their tax exempt status. There are ways to voice legal dissent when government is so out of control. If government succeeds, the tax exempt status will be a thing of the past. So, if churches sit on their hands, and do nothing they will be complicit with the government agenda.

Do not forget: Spiritual Patriots, speak up.

Be the busy bee that puts this notion in the ear of your pastor. Do not sit, and wait for him to “get it.”

D.I. Larson

Ocala