New Blog Poll: Politics and the Professor's Lectern
Well, I was watching Charlie Gibson's news report tonight, and it inspired me to put a new visitor poll up (in partnership with the mar-sbl site).
According to the ABC News report, the Rev. Edwin Bacon Jr and his Episcopal parish, All Saints Church in Pasadena, Calif. to be specific, are under an IRS investigation into an anti-war sermon delivered before the 2004 presidential election.
We professors work for tax-exempt institutions, just like Bacon does. And I get the impression that we often take sides politically in very public ways. So here is the poll question: Should professors use their lecterns to endorse a political candidate or party?
Please cast your vote by first accessing the poll, either by clicking the link on the sidebar to the right, or simply by clicking here. If enough people vote, in several days we can review the results and make some observations.