Old Southern tradition dictates you never talk about church and politics, but this pastor is doing both at the same time.
Megachurch minister John Lindell told his 9,000-plus member congregation to vote "yes" on repealing Springfield, Missouri's, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity law early next month.
"I want to just briefly because I do think this is important for you to at least have heard from me, my concerns relative to the sexual orientation gender identity bill ... Vote yes, yes to repeal the ordinance.," he says.
The SOGI law allows men who identify as women to use the women's restrooms, locker rooms, etc., and vice versa.
"Addressing this topic or this subject from the pulpit is not against the law in this country, but it may be in the future," Liddell says.
He turns to Romans 1 for justification, saying Paul's point is that our human nature has turned us against God.
"This ordinance reduces freedom of religion to freedom of worship," he says. "In other words, you can believe what you want within the confines of the four walls of the church as long as you don't live it outside of the church."
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