Should pastors preach politics? Yes, but distinctions are important. If by preaching politics we mean promoting the Republican Party (or, heaven forbid, the Democratic Party), or repeating the talking points from “Meet the Press,” or elaborating on Tucker’s Carlson’s cleverest recent monologue, or evaluating the details of the latest Congressional legislation (which many of the august members haven’t even read), then, no, pastors shouldn’t preach politics. The pulpit is all about exalting Jesus Christ and the Word of God and the Gospel.
But you can’t do that faithfully if you don’t consistently preach about issues that today are known as political or sociopolitical: Covid lockdowns, abortion-on-demand, gay “marriage,” transgenderism, divorce laws, immigration, the Ukraine war, socialism, student debt forgiveness, taxation, and much more. The fact is that the Bible directly or indirectly addresses each of these topics. The fact that this might surprise some Christians just shows how little of the Bible they’ve read, or how they’re studiously avoided some parts of it (See “Torahic Christianity”).