It's Sunday morning and the 11 a.m. church service at Living Word Christian Center in Brooklyn Park is in full swing. Hands sway in the air as the worship band plays. Television cameras above the congregation transmit the message to the at-home faithful. Polka-dot circles of light chase each other across the front wall of the sanctuary like a school of fish. As the music fades and the lights disappear, Pastor James "Mac" Hammond steps onto the stage, dressed in a well-cut charcoal suit and shiny purple tie. Hammond urges his flock to vote on November 4 for the candidate most in line with the word of God, but stops short of endorsing someone by name. Then the pastor invokes a fundamental tenet of his gospel: "It is the will of God that you... More >>>