In October, one month prior to the November 2004 presidential election, Chandler (the pastor) announced in a sermon that anyone who was supporting John Kerry should repent or resign from the church, Lowe said, and then the pastor offered to hold the door for them to leave.
We can expect to read a lot more stories likes this if Walter Jones' bill to politicize churches, the so-called "Houses of Worship Free Speech Restoration Act," passes congress.
Dr. Mike Kear at the Emmaus blog has an insightful response to this pastor as "political boss" model of pastoral leadership. He said, "Freaky. For some strange reason I thought it was Jesus we were supposed to follow."