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Why we mixed politics and religion on Easter Sunday at St. Bartholomew's Church

By Karen Ladd
Posted Thursday, April 12, 2012

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Pitsboro, NC - Thank you, Ms. Anderson and others who are concerned about keeping the holy day of our Lord's Resurrection holy. I could not agree with you more! Please let me explain our reasons for offering a voter registration on Easter Sunday.

First: Our church has and ministers to people from all walks of life and political persuasion.An encouragement for people to register is not considered an improper gesture.

Second: We put Jesus first in everything that we do. The Resurrection of Christ is the most transforming event in the birth and history of the Church.

Third: We do not separate our faith from our daily lives. Voting and participating in civic responsibility is part of what we do in our lives.

Fourth: In encouraging people to fully participate in the life of the community, we realize that many people may be blocked from this because of easy access to registration centers. Providing such an opportunity is one way of building and enhancing community.

Finally, my intention and the intention of St. Bartholomew's Church was not to offend anyone. If anyone was offended, I extend my apologies.

Karen Ladd is the lay pastoral leader at St. Bartholomew's Church in Pittsboro, NC.

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