Monday, September 18, 2006

Mixed Messages on Separation of Church & State

The IRS SAYS it's being more vigilant this election cycle about churches and other tax-exempt orgs turning themselves into campaign tools for (mainly Republican) partisan candidates. Meanwhile, Focus on the Family is organizing "Christian" activists in eight states (Pennsylvania, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, Minnesota, Montana and Tennessee), which just coincidentally happen to be Republican battlegrounds for retaining control of the Senate.

Also meanwhile, the U.S. House is considering a sly little assault on the separation of church & state they're calling (natch) "The Public Expression of Religion Act." NPR's Morning Edition had a piece on it this a.m.

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