My insurance man called, but not to sell me a policy. Jim had something else in mind.
He called urging me to vote for a certain candidate for the U.S. Senate. I heard him out, then he insisted that I go to a certain website and watch a video. I thanked him, but made no promises. Frankly, listening to claims and arguments and promises from political candidates is not among my favorite things to do. The attacks and disclaimers are so arbitrary and voters are rarely treated as though they have a lick of sense with the judgment of an adult, that I try to skip them as much as possible.
Later Jim called to see if I had listened to the tape. He was not happy that I hadn’t.
A couple of days later, I voted absentee since I had to be in another state in revival on election day.
I did not say and would not say if asked, how I voted.
It’s no one’s business.
1) Pastors should not tell how they vote.
We have greater issues to deal with, bigger fish to fry, as the saying goes.
It’s best if people do not know your politics, your favorite sports teams, and a few other things.
2) Pastors should not tell anything received in confidence.