(saya muatkan di bawah ini surat dari pembaca dalam akhbar The Star bertarikh 25/11/12 yang mendedahkan darihal "khutbah" di gereja-gereja yang turut berbaur politik, tak pernah pula dilaporkan MI)
I FIND it disturbing that sermons in churches have become more political. I go to church on Sundays to seek a quiet time with God and not to listen to sermons skewed towards any political party.
The pastors might as well ask the congregation to pray for that party instead of playing around with words and terms popularly used by the party.
I do not think church goers would be pleased to hear pro-BN sermons and the same applies to pro-Pakatan Rakyat sermons.
Are our churches behaving like mosques that are controlled by PAS?
Will churches be divided into those supporting BN and PR?
In the name of political awakening, pastors have become active political campaigners. I pray that common sense prevails in the church leadership.
The church understandably has issues which have hurt them, but it should not be a player in the political arena. Pastors should also not let themselves be influenced by their church leaders who hold party posts.
When churches become hot beds for political activism, they divide congregations. Pastors must ask if their job is to serve God or to serve politicians.
Bahau, Negri Sembilan