Welfare Churches By Greg J. Dixon

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Opinion Column by Greg J. Dixon
Welfare Churches

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Greg J. Dixon

It's "old school", thanks O'Reilly, for my generation to never forget the opening lines of Ernest Lawrence Thayer's American classic, Casey at the bat?

The outcome wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day

The score stood four to two, but with one inning more to play

And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same

A Pall-like silence fell upon the patrons of the game

Does this not also remind us of the condition that the Evangelical and most Fundamental, including Baptist churches found themselves in as the Primary election season began this past year when it came to any hopes of a candidate that could remove the dratted Johnson Amendment? This law in place since 1954, passed during the Christmas recess when few congressmen were present has shackled the pastors of America ever since in the area of political activity as far as the pulpits of America are concerned.  Few understand
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