For those in political power who don't know the freed slaves actually started reading the bible for themselves after 1865, we don't necessarily depend on the Pastors or denominations to tell us what the Book says about salvation, heaven or "ssm."
How gracious of the ACLU, IRS and AG Holder to make sure we understand the importance of how to campaign for PBO in this election cycle. Perhaps they're also going to visit our churches to elude to a few of the unfortunate consequences to our 501(c)3 status if we encourage/recognize the people's will to dissent to, . . . let's say, certain WH policies?
Really now? The well-documented, 'God bashing liberal lawyers' at the ACLU are coming in to HELP US poor, ignorant savages? The loyal, voting block who just does what its told and only asks MASSA' HOW HIGH, if he dares think that much for himself? The AG? Hey, is he bringing any help on some jobs, crime reduction initiatives or some plan to help our ex-felons get gainful employment? The IRS coming to help us file those late tax returns, huh?
All of this is to be helpful? Don't remember this show of concern or warning in '08. We must have attended early morning service and missed it. For those still visiting the 'La-La Land of Denial' - here's some food for thought.
Here is the actual article:
Attorney General Eric Holder, the IRS, and the liberal lawyers at the ACLU will brief several hundred pastors in the African American community on how to participate in the presidential election -- which the Congressional Black Caucus chair expects will help President Obama's campaign.
"We will have representatives from nine denominations who actually pastor somewhere in the neighborhood of about 10 million people, and we're going to first of all equip them with the information they need to know about what they can say and what they cannot say in the church that would violate their 501c3 status with the IRS," Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., told MSNBC today.
"In fact, we're going to have the IRS administrator there, we're going to have the Attorney General Eric Holder there, we're going to have the lawyers' organization from around the country, the ACLU -- all giving ministers guidance about what they can and cannot do," he noted.
Cleaver said they would not tell pastors which candidate to support. They will let them know who to regard as the bad guys, though (hint: not Democrats). "We're going to talk about some of the draconian laws that have cropped up around the country as a result of the 17 percent increase in African American votes," Cleaver said, describing voter ID laws as a form of Jim Crow-style "poll tax" on seniors and black voters.
The CBC chairman is confident that "President Obama is going to get 95 percent of the [African American] vote," and wants to keep that turnout high. "We want to let them know that there is a theological responsibility to participate in the political process, at least in the Judeo-Christian tradition," he said.
Thank you Obama WH for exhibiting the exact response we anticipated. In kind, those that serve God first will render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's, . .but not one 'blood-bought' child of God, will sell you their soul for the gays' progress or a 2nd term.