San Antonio mayoral election. Cornerstone Church

Why I’m Voting for Mayor Ivy Taylor

I grew up back east in towns like Boston and Baltimore, where pulpit messages often told parishioners for whom they should vote. But depending on whether the pulpit was Catholic or Protestant, you might receive mixed messages about whether John Kennedy should be elected president. Both sides probably exaggerated JFK’s religious devotion but were closer together only a few years later when defending civil rights as simple and overdue justice. I grew up amidst the divisions that followed. Ever since, I have believed that sermons are inappropriate occasions for instructing anyone about how they should vote – much less for…