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Pastor pushes to elect chosen candidates

February 13, 2014 • Local News

Church on the Move pastor Troy Smothermon introduced two City Council candidates to the congregation last month during a sermon, telling his congregation it was time to change Roswell.

Smothermon announced to the church, and its several thousands of members, that members Joe Green, of Ward 3, and James MacCornack were running for office.

“God built his throne on righteousness and justice,” Smothermon said during the service Jan. 12. “It’s time that the people of Roswell, not a handful of the people, but the majority of Roswell, stand up and say we’ve had enough of that same ol’, same ol’, same people running our government.

“We’re the majority and we’re large. And we need to get in charge,” Smothermon said. “And we’re going to vote people in, and we’re going to vote people in that will help that happen.”

Smothermon said the sermon recognized Green and MacCornack as running for office, who they were and what they did for the community. But the church did not fund the campaigns or publicly endorse the candidates.

“Troy Smothermon endorses MacCornack and Joe Green,” Smothermon said. “I Login to read more

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2 Responses to Pastor pushes to elect chosen candidates

  1. Cruzie says:

    Wow! I have lived in this town since the 1940′s. All we need is some church trying to control our town. I have seen that movie before and it doesn’t work out that good. This Pasture should run for office himself if he wants to change Roswell to favor his church. My church has never tried to tell me who I should vote for or influenced my vote. I’m very interested to see how all this plays out.

  2. JustANMGirl says:

    I agree with the above comment. The quickest way to get me NOT to vote for someone or something is to say that Church on the Move supports them or it. Troy Smotherman is a blowhard that is constantly trying to push is views and agenda on others. It’s sad because these two candidates may have a lot to offer, but I’d be worried about them being Smotherman’s puppets. Should be interesting to see how this turns out.

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