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MONDAY, SEP 17, 2012  |  6 comments
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Tries to Scare Churches

Americans United for Separation of Church and State recently announced that it sent over 60,000 letters to churches across the country, warning them from becoming involved in “partisan politicking” during this election season. The letter tries to intimidate churches by ominously warning “If the IRS determines that your house of worship has engaged in unlawful intervention, it can revoke the institution’s tax-exempt status or levy significant fines on the house of worship or its leaders.”

Letters like this are a favorite tactic of AU. For years now, it has attempted to intimidate churches into silence during election season. But here’s the problem. AU is using an unconstitutional law to try and intimidate and scare churches.

The Johnson Amendment, upon which AU bases its letter, is blatantly unconstitutional. Under the First Amendment, the pastor has the right to determine what is said from the ...


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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
John Y., the Founding Fathers really disliked state churches, you know the type since you are a member of a church that thinks it should control the state, q.v., The Perils of Popery. Baptists wrote Thomas Jefferson to make sure they were protected from state churches usually the Reformed type in New England, anyway, TJ's Reply to Danbury Baptist Association.

It's a pity that an atheist group, has to remind Christians leaders what the duty of their churches are The Purpose of the Local Church and Community Issues and How the Church Relates to the Kingdom.

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Kyle | Connecticut  Find all comments by Kyle
The AU are right here. The churches sold their right for a bowl of pottage, and now they are squealing like stuck pugs.
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jpw  Find all comments by jpw
by forcing churches to conform, they are actually uniting state-state religion.
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Barry from KY | Northern KY  Find all comments by Barry from KY
If it is true that the United States is 90% Christian (i'm guessing here) and if you consider 90% of the people representing us are Christian, then how can you seperate the beliefs from 90% of congressmen and senators?
My belief in God control my actions everyday! It's impossible to seperate the two!!!
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Crissy | USA Louisiana  Find all comments by Crissy
Gods word can NEVER be silenced!
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John Yurich USA | USA  Find all comments by John Yurich USA
If the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State know that what they are doing is unconstitutional then why are they doing it?
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