Skip to comments.“Churchgate:” Obama Misused Tax Exempt Church Resources for his Campaign
Posted on 09/10/2008 12:11:02 PM PDT by Winged Hussar
Barack Obama's campaign has made a point about not taking money from big donors, even though it has received six figure bundled contributions from "little, ordinary people" like Goldman Sachs, Lehman Broters, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Execlon, and Microsoft,* and even though Obama broke his pledge to accept Federal campaign financing and the accompanying spending limits. The Obama campaign's fundraising ethics also include illegal and possibly rigged lotteries like "Dinner with Barack;" the "Backstage with Barack" lottery was modified to allow entry without a donation under pressure from Minnesota and possibly other law enforcement agencies.
While Barack Obama is at least morally responsible for the behavior of his campaign staff--and he signed his name to at least one of the lottery solicitations even though, as an attorney, he ought to know at least something about lottery laws--he is directly and personally responsible for his deliberate, premeditated, and willful misuse of the United Church of Christ's tax exempt resources to support his campaign.
* The corporations do not donate the money themselves, they bundle donations from employees and others. This is legal.
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Barack Obama promises change, including change in the way he is going to fund his political campaign, but his acceptance of six figure bundled contributions and his broken promise to accept Federal campaign financing and matching limits is just more of the same old stuff. On the other hand, Obama has certainly delivered change in the use of innovative campaign financing methods such as illegal and possibly rigged lotteries, and the diversion of tax exempt church resources for self-serving purposes. We encourage our readers to circulate this "Churchgate" story as widely as possible so the starry-eyed idealists who still idolize this fraud, phony, and empty suit will realize that they are worshiping an individual with few ethics, few principles, and no character.
This is admittedly old news, but we need to treat it as new news until the election. Obama's groupies idolize him partly because he seems to run his campaign on $5 to $25 from "little, ordinary people who donate whatever they can afford." We can dispel that illusion by showing that he takes six figure bundled contributions, runs illegal and possibly rigged lotteries, and misuses tax exempt church resources. There are also allegations about his acceptance of illegal contributions from foreign (Palestinian) sources, although his campaign returned them when it "found out" about them.
Old news it may be, but I hadn't heard of it. Thanks for posting it.
Imagine if a Republican had done that....
Interesting. Thanks for posting it.
Just wait until the news breaks about how the Catholic Church has been funding Barak Obama. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development has been funding to the tune of millions of dollars a ‘community organizing’ group called ACORN which is nothing less than a left wind political group connected to Obama. When the full story comes out, the Catholic Church could well lose its tax exempt status. You should call the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops office in Washington DC and ask for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Ask has much money has been given in grants to ACORN in the past 20 years.
Obama is backed by MoveOn.org, an anti-Catholic hate group, and he also supports live birth abortion.
I thought Joe Biden was a pro abortion Catholic?