Tony Hall: Pastors and Politicians

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Both Barack Obama and John McCain have faced controversy because of sermons and statements by clergy who endorsed their candidacies for president. RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY managing editor Kim Lawton talks about the responsibilities of pastors and politicians with Ambassador Tony Hall, a Democrat from Ohio who served in the House of Representatives for nearly 25 years. Hall says candidates should not be held accountable for everything that clergy who have endorsed them have said and done. He also praises his party for improving its faith-based outreach.

Watch and listen to it all.

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