I saw a news story today about churches, preachers, parishes, and pulpits preaching politics and what candidate to vote for. I thought that this was ridiculous. I have always been open that Jesus is neither republican nor democrats, but He is the hope of the world.
There are also a lot of articles by Christian leaders about who and how to vote as a follower of Jesus. These are very helpful but should not take the place of reading the ballot ahead of time so you are prepared to vote when that time comes. But this is a whole different issue that I am not going to get into now.
I will say that our pulpits are for Jesus and Jesus only. We should not be stashing up on a Sunday morning preaching anything other than the gospel of Jesus Christ. It does not matter who win the next election in matters of eternity. Jesus is in the throne and Mitt Romney of President Obama is not. People need the hope of the gospel. This is true before any of us where born and it will be true when we have passed on from this world. So when I stand up in the pulpit I do not open any other book besides scripture and present Jesus Christ. This is why I do not and will not preach anything other than Jesus Christ.