02/05/2008 08:22 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Pulpit Pitches Rankle Some Churchgoers

By Djenny Passe-Rodriguez

The Rev. Calvin Butts, the politically influential leader of Harlem's famed Abyssinian Baptist church, endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton last month. But that didn't stop volunteers from Harlem For Obama from distributing fliers outside the W. 138th Street church in an effort to sway voters.

Djenny Passe-Rodriguez spoke with Harlem churchgoers about the appropriateness of religious leaders endorsing candidates from the pulpit. Watch the video below (running time 2:40).

Pulpit Pitches Rankle Some Churchgoers from CUNY Grad School of Journalism on Vimeo.

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