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Pastor: I Have A Right To Speak Out

Well then. It seems that I succeeded in making a lot of noise here in Coeur d'Alene. At the request of a friend, I simply sent a voter guide to the people I pastor and to my local pastor friends. By doing this I gained the attention of quite a few local adversaries. This alone shows the power of the spoken word. It also apparently shows that one voice can make a difference. Imagine what would happen if all the pastors, leaders, priests, and rabbis in town did the same. I suppose we could actually make a difference -- for the better. The hubbub about all this is focused on the fact that I pastor a church. It has not focused on the fact that I am an American citizen with an opinion and the right and privilege to share it. The fact that I care about the community I live in and all the people who live in it should not be hindered by my role as a minister. The simple fact is that as a Bible teaching pastor, I still have the freedom to share my opinions. Not only do I have the freedom, I believe I have the responsibility as do all thinking Americans/Pastor Paul Van Noy, Candlelight Christian Fellowship. More here. (Paul Van Noy's Facebook photo)

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