By Mark Abrams
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On this Labor Day holiday, the head of the Philadelphia based American Pastors Network is troubled by a trend – Pastors unwilling to speak out on controversial issues from the pulpit.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Blast Of Frigid Air Makes Parts Of Region Colder Than Alaska
Sam Rohrer is president of a network of pastors acting as resources for those who believe in the authority of the Bible and what he calls a Biblical world view on matters of public policy.READ MORE: Bucks County DJ Service Raises Money To Buy Smoke Detectors For Local Families
Rohrer says a recent study found while a majority of pastors surveyed believe the Bible has a lot to say about contemporary political and societal issues, fewer than 10 percent are willing to take on those issues from the pulpit.
“They prefer to have their people feel comfortable and to leave smiling than perhaps challenge them with truth. That is the primary reason why pastors in the pulpit just for fear don’t address the issues that we would say are controversial.”MORE NEWS: Schuylkill Dredging Project Gets $5 Million From Federal Infrastructure Bill
Rohrer says too many pastors are more concerned about the size of their buildings and church bank accounts rather than saving souls.