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Presumptuous prelate hopes his partisan ploy plays in Peoria – and elsewhere

Presumptuous prelate hopes his partisan ploy plays in Peoria – and elsewhere

For the past few days, my inbox has been overflowing with emails about Peoria Bishop Daniel Jenky.The Roman Catholic prelate last week wrote a letter that he ordered all priests in his Peoria, Ill., diocese to read during services over the weekend. The missive purports to offer guidance about tomorrow’s election.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is urging the Internal Revenue Service to investigate an egregious case of illegal campaign activity at a church in Leakey, Texas, which urged passersby to “vote for the Mormon, not the Muslim”.

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Noble advice: Keep the church out of partisan politics

The Religious Right makes it seem like nearly every pastor in America would endorse political candidates from the pulpit if only the pesky tax code didn’t prohibit it, but a new survey shows that couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Iowa pastor lashes out at woman who dared question his political involvement

When an Iowa woman wouldn’t go along with her pastor’s unlawful church electioneering scheme, he got pretty darn ticked off.

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Straying Flock: Overwhelming majority of Catholics ignore voting instructions from bishops

Bishops should stick to spiritual guidance and stay out of politics because that’s what most Catholics want. People don’t attend church because they want to be told how to vote, and if the bishops aren’t careful, people won’t attend church at all.

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Sunday Scofflaws: It’s time for the IRS to crack down on ‘Pulpit Freedom Sunday’

As many of you know, on Sunday more than 1,000 pastors nationwide took part in “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” an annual event sponsored by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) to encourage clergy to openly violate federal law.

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Bishops Behaving Badly: Catholic prelates preach partisan politics

Let’s say someone told you that voting for a certain candidate would be an “evil” act and that by casting your ballot for this candidate, you would in fact be furthering the cause of evil.You would probably get the impression you shouldn’t vote for that person.

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Altar Call: Americans United letter urges clergy to reject church electioneering

Yesterday I received some interesting mail from two residents of Colorado. Each envelope contained the same thing: a 20-page glossy publication produced by Ridgway Christian Center in Ridgway, Colo. The most interesting thing about the publication is its cover: It’s a photo of a bunch of American flags headlined, “Honor God! Love your country! VOTE REPUBLICAN!”

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation will be urging Republicans (next week) and Democrats (in two weeks) to stay out of the religion business, with billboards in Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C. FFRF is placing billboards in both cities hosting the national political conventions with its special election-year caveat to keep religion out of government.

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Pulpit politicking prevarication: For Liberty Counsel’s Staver, truth is not an option

Religious Right activists say they are deeply concerned about the First Amendment rights of religious leaders, but if there is so much concern for those houses of worship, why are clergy being advised to jeopardize their churches’ tax-exempt status?

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