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Facebook provides an interesting look for pastors into the lives of their congregation.
Sometimes very interesting.
But should information gleaned from Facebook or social media be used by pastors as spiritual tools, or even reason for church discipline?
Father Gary LaMoine of Assumption Church in Barnesville, MN says a post from a 17-year-old parishioner Lennon Cihak on Facebook showing that he was helping defeat a marriage amendment in Minnesota that would have defined marriage as between a man and a woman.
Father LaMoine prevented Cihak from taking communion.
So… what do YOU think?
Chances are, you’ve already seen some things on some of your church attender’s Facebook and Twitter feeds that made you uncomfortable.
What do you do when this happens?
Do you confront?
What if this person is one of your leaders?
QUESTION: Should social networking posts and profiles have any impact on what you do as a pastor or church leader?
How do you approach this?