CA Pastor Talks Politics for the First Time to Defend Gospel: State Legislators Take Notice

For the past 28 years, as pastor of Water of Life Community Church, Dan Carroll watched the California legislature enact laws that negatively impacted his community. Although troubled, he never shared his concerns publicly with his congregation. Pastor Carroll’s passion was ministry, not politics. But this year his attitude changed with the introduction of AB 2943, a bill that undermines the ability of the church to share the Gospel with those struggling with same sex attractions or gender confusion.

Several months ago, Pastor Carroll took the plunge and told his Fontana, California, church of 7500 about AB 2943. To his surprise, that decision led to a one-on-one meeting at the state capitol with the chair of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus and AB 2943 author, Assemblyman Evan Low. Not only did the two have a thoughtful discussion about the bill, but Low agreed to delay final votes on the bill until after the July recess. Yesterday, Pastor Carroll released details of his venture into politics in a letter he wrote to California pastors, explaining his decision and encouraging them to follow his lead…

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