[As published in the Christian Science Sentinel, April 27, 1935]
Sometimes it seems helpful to reiterate that Christian Science churches are not engaged in political matters, as is often written by The Christian Science Board Directors of inquirers. Christian Scientist as individuals have a right to their own views and affiliations in politics. Each must decide his or her course of procedure. But the branch churches of which they are members are engaged in promoting and extending the religion of Christian Science. They do not decide political questions for their members.
It is to be regretted if a candidate for public office mistakenly appeals to or addresses a group because of its religion, and, likewise, it is to be regretted if a Christian Scientist mistakenly attempts to speak on political matters as a Christian Scientist or for Christian Scientists. If he speaks it should be as a citizen; and as a citizen he decides his political affiliations.