Rutherford B. Hayes Quote
Partisanship should be kept out of the pulpit... The blindest of partisans are preachers. All politicians expect and find more candor, fairness, and truth in politicians than in partisan preachers. They are not replied to — no chance to reply to them.... The balance wheel of free institutions is free discussion. The pulpit allows no free discussion.
Diary (3 January 1892) - Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1922 - 1926)