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Once again right-wing pastors seek subsidized political campaigning

Attempting to package it as freedom of speech/religion, about 100 pastors got up Sunday to tell their congregations how to vote.

It was the Alliance Defense Fund’s 3rd Pulpit Sunday.

Most Americans (70%) object to that behavior, a recent Pew Forum survey found. As does the Southern Baptist Convention’s Richard Land, better known for his Christian Right leadership.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State announced that it had sent a letter [.pdf] to the Internal Revenue Service asking it to investigate Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma, where pastor Paul Blair endorsed Rep. Mary Fallin for Oklahoma governor from the pulpit during Sunday services.

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October 1, 2010 - Posted by | Church/State, Politics | , ,

1 Comment

  1. If Freedom of Speech from the Pulpit was being challenged then I would say Voice it ALL fuul steam ahead; since it’s not I think it insults our Faith, Churchs and Congregants to suggest how to vote. Those that are confused can call in.

    Comment by jack | October 1, 2010


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