The Rev. Raphael Warnock leads the Sunday service at the Ebenezer Baptist Church. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC
It’s a regular ritual on Sundays before big votes: Candidates fan out to churches across the state, take prominent perches near the pulpit and receive warm applause from parishioners. And preachers inevitably shower them with kind words, though they stop short of much more lest they cross an invisible line.
And that has deeply divided Georgia’s religious community. The mingling of politics and faith has long been a hallmark of life in the South. Candidates make pilgrimages to congregations on the Sundays …read more
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