October 24, 2004

Separation of Church and State

Hindrocket at PowerLine links to a photo of curchgoers listening to Ted Kennedy 'preaching' at the Airy Church of God in Christ in Philadelphia. According to the AP report, Kennedy "urged the congregation to vote for Kerry." Here is an AP photo of the congregation:
Hindrocket then offers the following comment: bq. Is it legal to hold political rallies in churches? Not if the church wants to maintain its tax-exempt status. But somehow the rules don't apply when the preacher is a Democrat. All those worries about how dangerous it is to mingle religion and politics don't apply, either. So true... Part of getting the tax-exempt status is that you cannot do politics of any kind. You are a non-profit but you cannot campaign for someone or promote a political candidate. If the Republicans did this, the MSM (Main Stream Media) would be all over them. Dem's do a little 'sermon' - not a peep... Posted by DaveH at October 24, 2004 5:37 PM