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James Meeks, lamenting the tremendous disadvantages the pastor of a massive and politically influential church* faces in running for office:
"If homosexuals can endorse a candidate, why can't a church?" Meeks asked in his sermon last Sunday, days after he voted against a same-sex civil union law that the General Assembly passed.
Before you judge him, I'm sure there are gay-bar owners who don't like paying taxes.
* Cf. Mick Dumke's 2007 Reader cover story "The Church of Clout," an excellent introduction to Meeks, his church, and his political history.