CNN is running a story about the increased importance of religion in the politics of both parties, but particularly the Democrats, for 2008.
I think this is okay:
Jim thinking to himself, “I’m a Christian, and as a Christian I support the poor, I support equality for all people, I support peace . . . Candidates X, Y, & Z and ballot measures 1, 2, & 3 will further those causes.” Not only is it okay, it is essential.
I think this is okay (although it is certainly not a reality at this time):
Chalice Christian Church believes in equality for GLBT community, in humane treatment of the poor, in peace and in caring for the Environment. We ask Legislator A, B, & C to further these causes.
I don’t think it is okay for me to say, “Candidate X is not a Christian, I wont vote for him.” I don’t think it is okay for Chalice Christian Church to say, “Members, vote for candidate X.”
Is this a legitimate distinction?