To: Luis Gonzalez
I would argue that this an attempt to educate voters and is not only legal, but effective. The way to counter such moves is to make Republican cards and work the streets.
Of interest to me would be the ministers race. I have heard that black churches are political organizations and ministers receive "walking around money" to purvey the partyline message. If the minister is black, it would lend credance to the rumor. If white or hispanic, would indicate a more widespread practice.
Of real interest and of some legal importance would be providing the message and distributing the cards in the church on Sunday morning. You could do us a great service by attending services on next Sunday morning to see and to hear first hand. I must admit that I have almost visited such a church on Sunday but chickened.
posted on 10/23/2002 9:04:25 AM PDT
"If the minister is black..."
It has long amazed me, I must say, that RATS get away with politicing in Black Churches. Can't imagine how hysterical the media would be if Pubbies did this! Well, actually, I guess I can. I recall that Ashcroft got blasted by the media for speaking at a Christian University. They didn't agree with the views of that particular faith and demonized him and the school. Bob Jones wasn't it?
Yea. And have you noticed that the Sunday before every election, the black churches are overrun with politicians; black and white. Al Gore went into a black church during the 2000 Prez election and sounded like an evangelist. Why is it that nothing is ever said? But, a White pastor (which is what I am) has to be very careful not to endanger the chruch's tax exempt status by making political statements from the pulpit. WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? I think that Luis needs to contact the County GOP Headquarters.
posted on 10/23/2002 11:25:34 AM PDT
by no dems
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