I am Bob Munsey. I grew up in a Navy family and enlisted in the Navy when I was seventeen. I dedicated much time to study in high school and was fortunate enough to receive a Presidential appointment to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. I graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering and spent a total of 29 years in naval service.
Most of my life I have been interested in history…both of the nation and aviation history, especially during the WW II era. I had followed the lives of our Founding Fathers and the basis they used to establish the nation…Judeo/Christian principals.
A few years ago a small group of Christian men in the local UMC procured voter guides from a local Christian organization and placed them in the church narthex to be available for anyone to take as they came to church on a Sunday morning. I came to the early service that Sunday and noticed that all of the guides were gone…strange. I started looking for them and was led to the pastor. He informed me that he had removed them because politics does not belong in the church. I knew he was wrong. For over 200 years the church had been the conscience of our government. So, I picked up my Bible, shook the pastor’s hand on the way out, and went home and wrote my resignation from UMC after 23 years. That day I started writing the weekly “Politics and the Church” and have continued to do so since then. The evidence in support of the church’s involvement in politics is almost never ending. I believe that the ‘divorce’ of many churches from politics has led to the political situation we must endure today. Without conscience a government will try to replace God.
I write “GeezerPolitics” to provide encouragement and ammunition to those who have lost confidence in the church to meet one if its primary responsibilities. If God’s truth offends, so be it. I feel blessed to have received this motivation.