FPIW, president Joseph Backholm, and Dean Curry, pastor at Life Center in Tacoma, sit down to discuss a recent FaceBook post by Pastor Curry. The post laid out Pastor Curry's nine rationales for why pastors should butt out of politics.
9 Reasons Pastors Should Butt Out of Politics
9) You don't endorse this culture, you shape it
8). Leaders aren't there for you, you're there for them
7). The congregation is diverse politically but unified in needing Jesus
6). You are called to be a REVOLUTIONARY not a conservative or progressive
5). Politics is necessary but not sufficient to bring loving change
4). You serve your city not a Party
3). You talk to everyone not just those who agree with you
2). You have dual citizenship in your country and heaven
1). Time is short, share "Goodnews"
Joseph and Pastor Curry will have an amicable debate about the post and the role pastors and churches should play in the political arena.