Bush Seeks Political Control of Churches

This post was written by marc on July 3, 2004
Posted Under: Politics

In yet another example of why the separation of Church and State is a good thing – Bush is making a blantant attempt at controlling the politics of churches. And – like he does with corporation that support him I’m sure he will dole out his faith based rewards based on the support the church provided during his election.

If this were legal – can you imagine the implications? Suppose Kerry were elected. Then he could pass out faith based initiative money to churches who support democrats and help them spread the word of God as seen by Christian Democrats as opposed to Christian Republicans.

Here are some of the things Bush wants churches to do for him.

  • Send your church directory to your state Bush-Cheney ’04 headquarters or give to a BC04 field representative.
  • Identify another conservative church in your community who we can organize for Bush.
  • Recruit 5 people in your church to help with the voter registration project.
  • Talk to your pastor about holding a citizenship Sunday and voter registration drive.

Think about it. If you go to church – do you want your pastor to turn over your name to the Bush campaign – or to the Kerry campaign – or to ANY campaign? In fact – if your church turns over it’s directory to ANYONE especially the government then the pastor should be fired and defrocked. When a person decides to choose a church, that is a private matter, and it’s none of anyone’s business. I would encourage members of churches who turn their church directory over to political campaigns to sue their pastor and to inform the IRS of tax exempt status violation.

Reader Comments

Exactly how would one deal with the recent church outreach program intiated by the Bush-Cheney campaign?

Just consider channeling Martin Luther.

Print out the image found at http://www.buzzflash.com/contributors/04/06/con04270.html

and tack it on the doors of your local place of worship for the whole congregation to see.

#1 
Written By One Citizen on July 3rd, 2004 @ 12:09 pm

Two Things of Interest:

Florida Releases Voter Purge List

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/c…d170580045.html

Most of whom made the list were Democrats.

http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0430-06.htm

Where are the Saddam look alikes? Or did he never have any to begin with?

NOTE: The article is over a year old but it brings about a forgotten issue that still hasnt been dealth with.

#2 
Written By Chris on July 3rd, 2004 @ 12:58 pm

Has anyone ever approached a church for help? I have…they want your immortal soul in exchange for top ramen…and every denomination that i have ever approached had the same idea…churches want bodies, souls to claim etc…this is just too too much

#3 
Written By minervajones on July 5th, 2004 @ 7:12 pm

It is against the law for churches to publically endorse any candidate, however why is it that you see African-American churches actively endorsing Democratic candidates? The “Rev” Jesse Jackson is one of the national leaders that promotes this during regularly scheduled church services. Where is his scrutiny? Where is: CNN,CNBC,MSNBC,NBC,CBS,ABC,FOX,New York Times, Washington Post & the L.A.Times to take issue with the laws?
Why is an African-American labled an “Uncle Tom” if he chooses to be a Republican? How many trillions of dollars have been spent on “Programs” over the years and yet we continue to see welfare rolls as they are? There is not one single American today who cannot receive the financial assistance to aquire the education needed to get off the welfare rolls. You must first, have the desire to improve yourself and then YOU can make it happen, not the goverment!

#4 
Written By Dale on February 11th, 2006 @ 6:59 am

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