Pastors are Afraid of Speaking on Controversial Issues

Pastors are Afraid of Speaking on Controversial Issues
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The Role of Clergy in Religious Freedom Debates
Barna has found that even though many people of faith report feeling misunderstood, persecuted, marginalized and extreme in society today, the majority also believes their faith is primarily a positive contribution to society. Large majorities of practicing Christians, and especially Millennials and evangelicals, report two confident attitudes: They feel their faith is a force for good (88%) and that it is essential for society (75%).

This is also true for American faith leaders, regardless of religious tradition. A majority believes their position as clergy gives them a unique and important role to play in society and in preserving religious freedom. The study was primarily conducted among Christian leaders; however, in order to represent the voice of non-Christian faith leaders on issues that affect multiple religions, the research also included clergy from Mormon, Jewish and Islamic traditions. Across the board, most leaders embrace the idea that they have a uniquely important role when it comes to religious freedom, including solid majorities of Protestant non-mainline pastors (72%), Catholic priests (67%), clergy from other traditions (63%) and Protestant mainline pastors (61%).

9 Comments

  • Isara Mo
    Reply April 25, 2019

    Isara Mo

    Very afraid like the 100 who couldn’t face Jezebel but had to be hidden in caves and be fed secretly by Obadia..
    Only Elijah spoke the truth and almost committed suicide..
    John the Baptist was bold in his preaching and had his head chopped off….

  • Troy Day
    Reply April 25, 2019

    Troy Day

    this is about right with AG I’ve pointed a few things before and ppl get mad RichardAnna Boyce did too I also see Link Hudson also just beat around the bush on their cog issues Even Charles Page has quieted down quite a bit since I’ve known him Alan

    • Link Hudson
      Reply April 25, 2019

      Link Hudson

      I do not know what youmean. I do not usually shy away rom contraversial topics. But I am not really in the loop for COG issues.

    • Troy Day
      Reply April 25, 2019

      Troy Day

      I;ve noticed that and have pointed it out as well

    • Dan Dillon
      Reply April 25, 2019

      Dan Dillon

      I don’t usually get into church politics, but I have to agree on this. Pastors do not preach if it’s controversial. Seems as if no one preaches on sin and hell.

    • Troy Day
      Reply April 25, 2019

      Troy Day

      there is that of course and there is the calling to preach the truth too

  • Daniel J Hesse
    Reply April 25, 2019

    Daniel J Hesse

    I sticking with you! You’re my theological hero!

  • Ron Raylene Raney
    Reply April 26, 2019

    Ron Raylene Raney

    Yep

  • Troy Day
    Reply April 26, 2019

    Troy Day

    not to even mention political correctness

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