and silence in the face of oppression always aid the oppressors.
American pulpits must not cower from speaking truth to power."
Ed Bacon, All Saints Episcopal Church
October 31, 2004, just two days before the presidential election,
George Regas, the retired pastor of All Saints Episcopal Church in
Pasadena, California, was invited to deliver a guest sermon at the
church. In his sermon titled "If Jesus Debated Senator Kerry &
President Bush," Regas urged the congregation to vote their
conscience in the upcoming election. However, he was quick to say of
the debate, "Jesus does win! And I don't intend to tell you how