The Washington National Cathedral, a prominent Episcopal church in the nation’s capital, came under fire after it announced that it had invited author and pastor Max Lucado, who maintains a traditional view on marriage, to preach during a virtual service.
In December, Gallup published its annual ratings of ethics poll where Americans were asked to rate the ethics of different occupational groups. Nurses, doctors and teachers were at the top of the list, while clergy was wedged between judges and nursing home operators.
The study examined over 2,000 participants from multiple religions in the United States, Ghana, Thailand, China and Vanuatu across four separate studies. The team studied "porosity" which examines ideas about how people can perceive thoughts, emotions, or knowledge directly from outside sources.
The political spectrum our folks represent is more pronounced than most churches I know. But my guess is most churches are likely more politically diverse than even their clergy imagine, so you can appreciate the question that weighed me down on a recent Sunday...