Religion: Smiting the Mighty Right

PA Wvs. political preachers

The housewife pauses while vacuuming the rug. Her drawl is as broad as her smile, as she declares herself "proud" to be from the "Bible Belt." But she is a mite disturbed about all those ministers meddling in politics. "Jesus didn't tell us there was only one Christian way to think politically,"she says. ";If my preacher and I don't tell anybody how to vote, then nobody's going to tell us how to worship. That's the American way, isn't it?" View ers who agree are invited to phone or write...

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