Politics from the Pulpit

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    ABC News: Seeking Change in Law, Pastors to Endorse Candidates

    On Sunday, 9/28, 35 churches in 22 states will endorse McCain from the pulpit in defiance of fedeeral law prohibiting non-profit, tax exempt organizations from publicly endorsing a political candidate. Their endorsement is based on McCain's proclaimed religious platform on issues such as his pro-life, anti-abortion stance among others.

    So, watcha think! Will and should the IRS step in and enforce the law? Do you see this as an open violation of the First Amendment.

    My view: The law is the law.
     
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    Being a religious person myself, I say "Fuck them" for using religion for political purposes

    God isn't Republican or Democrat. And the shit about the right being the moral party is just that.
     
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    The current IRS? The one with this administration at its head? lol.. fat chance.

    But their tax deferments really should be pulled.
     
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    Absolutely! Any time a church uses people when they are their most vulnerable to command them to vote a certain way. Then they are endorsing a particular political party, and they deserve to have their tax-exempt status taken away!:clap2::eusa_whistle:
     
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    agreed. this would clearly break the law and cant be tolerated.
     
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    The law needs to be changed. Religious people are citizens and should have the right to know what their religious leaders think on all issues.
     
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    I know you hate that whole separation of church and state thing.

    Lucky for the rest of us, it still exists... notwithstanding the wishes of you and the palin's of this world.
     
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    they can ask them in private. there is a difference between knowing where they stand and doing a public endorsement from the pulpit which is meant to preach God's word.
     
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    The institutionalized prejudice towards religious people is comming to an end.

    It's going to take awhile, but the tide is turning and laws will be changed.

    Religious people will someday have the same rights as non religious people to express their veiws.
     
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    so pastors should tell their congregation how to vote? that is why the law is in place
     

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