The invisible wall separating church and state came crumbling down at an international gathering of pastors and ministry leaders. It was the underlying theme of a panel discussion on “The Polemics of Politics and the Pulpit” convened by Dallas megachurch pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes. “We have really become prostitutes to politics,” Jakes asserted at the International Pastors and Leadership Conference.

The well-known pastor, author, and talk show host believes faith leaders can help heal the deeply divided nation by working together to cross entrenched political lines. “The problem that the church finds is that we find ourselves having to hook our wagon to one political side or the other, when the truth of the matter is we don’t totally agree with either side about everything,” he explained. READ MORE