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  • FOX: USSC John Paul Steven upholds vote challenges in Ohio

    11/02/2004 4:41:29 AM PST · by Liz · 67 replies · 403+ views
    Foz just reported that though he has the power to overturn the lower court ruling, USSC John Paul Steven says he will not stop vote challenges in Ohio. Dumbocrats did not want Republican challengers at the polls, had sued and won on one level. That decision was overturned at the next level. Now USSC Justice Stevens has upheld the right to challenge.

    11/02/2004 9:53:55 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 30 replies · 130+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 11/2/04
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday that he knows from personal experience how important it is to have an ample cadre of poll watchers monitoring polling places - since vote fraud scuttled his first bid to become mayor in 1989. Commenting on Election Day reports that Philadelphia voting machines were found to be stuffed with thousands of ballots before the polls opened, Giuliani said: "It happened to me in 1989." The Republican mayor told WABC Radio's John Gambling that at the time his advisors had calculated he'd need 50,000 to 75,000 extra votes just to compensate for...
  • CNN Reporting: escorted by police from several Iowa polling places

    11/02/2004 10:22:57 AM PST · by God luvs America · 123 replies · 605+ views
    Just reported, mainly in Des Moines...elections officials called police as Moveon members were within the 300-foot limit harrassing voters. CNN just said that the GOP has also filed complaints in several states against Moveon for their tactics...Pa Freepers, please read this and help out if you can.
  • Daschle flames out in his bogus lawsuit

    11/01/2004 7:55:51 PM PST · by eddiebear · 110 replies · 561+ views
    November 01, 2004 Live Report From Courtroom A Mr. Jordan was just testifying at the hearing in Daschle's lawsuit to stop poll watching. He worked for Howard Dean in Iowa. He said that poll watchers would "roll their eyes" and make a "negative face" at times and that, in his opinion, this constituted "intimidation" of voters. See SDP for a look at the complaint. UPDATE: Another report on Daschle's first witness, the Howard Dean worker. He's a lawyer from Virginia who works for Lexis-Nexis and has been in South Dakot for 48 hours. He testified to "note-taking" and "faces" being...
  • Daschle sues Thune in Federal Court

    11/01/2004 6:20:35 PM PST · by jwalburg · 134 replies · 551+ views
    Story in Argus Leader now. We can't link, but the address is: A hand-picked Daschle judge will hear the case to keep GOP poll watchers from observing tomorrow.
  • Daschle Taking Thune to Court Eve of Election

    11/01/2004 7:10:58 PM PST · by SoDak · 798 replies · 1,374+ views
    John Thune For Senate | 11/01/2004 | Thune Press Release
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 1, 2004 Contact: Dick Wadhams, John Wood (605) 221-1010 INTERVENTION TO HEAD OFF ELECTION LOSS DASCHLE LAWYERS GO TO FEDERAL COURT AT 8:00 PM TONIGHT TO STEAL VOTES, ELIMINATE REPUBLICAN POLL WATCHERS SIOUX FALLS – Anticipating a loss to Republican challenger John Thune tomorrow ending his 26-year congressional career, Senator Tom Daschle will seek federal judicial intervention in the election process tonight, Monday, November 1 during an emergency hearing in federal court in Sioux Falls at 8:00 PM. The hearing will be before Federal Judge Larry Piersol who was appointed by Daschle to federal court...
  • FNC - U.S. 6th Circuit Court Of Appeals Hearing Ohio Case about Poll Watchers...

    11/01/2004 2:39:44 PM PST · by TBBT · 47 replies · 329+ views
    The court will render the ruling by Midnight tonight. The result will determine if poll watchers will be allowed at the polls in Ohio tomorrow...
  • Some North Dakotans voting cross-border

    11/01/2004 7:01:33 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 14 replies · 842+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 11-01-04 | ap
    The first time Craig Nilles voted, he was a high school senior in West Fargo. This year, as a Concordia College student, Nilles says he's casting his ballot in Minnesota, where the race for president is a close one. "In North Dakota, it is going Republican no matter how I vote," Nilles said. "Why not vote where I can make a difference?"
  • Kerry: "Let's Walk in the Footsteps of the Lord"

    11/01/2004 3:43:50 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 152 replies · 2,680+ views
    Turkish Press ^ | 1 November 2004 | Unknown
    DAYTON, Ohio, Oct 31 (AFP) - Democratic nominee John Kerry on Sunday pledged to heal America's "wounds" as he preached to African American worshippers in the crucial swing state of Ohio, two days before the toss-up US election. Kerry, at the altar of the Shiloh Baptist church, tempered his raw meat political message with lessons from the Bible, to chide the social and economic policies of his opponent, President George W. Bush. "As the scripture teaches us, those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength and they will soar on wings like eagles and they will run and...
  • Caption Kerry campaigning at church (on Reformation Day)

    10/31/2004 2:44:22 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 91 replies · 2,090+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos | October 31, 2004
  • Need Info About Church if Kerry Campaigns at Tax-Exempt Pulpit Tomorrow

    10/30/2004 3:17:11 PM PDT · by KansasConservative1 · 16 replies · 655+ views
    Self | 10/30/2004 | Self
    Please post information about pulpit campaigning by Kerry and gang. Last week Kerry flaunted his appearance at a Baptist church during service. This would not be tolerated by the Dem's if Bush were doing the same. Please post any information so that those who wish to pursue IRS complaints and subsequent lawsuits will have a head start.

    10/30/2004 12:54:06 PM PDT · by forest · 12 replies · 967+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #323 ^ | 10-31-04 | Doug Fiedor
    According to ABC News, only 25% of voters believe every vote will be counted properly. That's good news, actually. It means that something approaching 75% of voters know that the Democrats are planning to cheat any way they can. Anyone else notice the unions have not run political ads this year? Unions got together and decided they could better use that ad money as "get out the vote" money. There is no telling how much money they will be spreading around, but I would guess it would total somewhere between one-hundred and a hundred-twenty million. That's how much they think...
  • Ohio GOP Loses Bid to Fight Registrations

    10/29/2004 11:32:15 AM PDT · by MarcoPolo · 35 replies · 1,876+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | 10-29-2004 | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Republicans lost an attempt Friday to restart hearings on thousands of voter registrations the party has contested, and the court's decision could mean the hearings will never be held. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati turned down several Republican appeals, clearing the way for a lower-court judge to decide whether to extend her temporary order stopping the hearings. The court action could prevent the hearings from ever taking place because they must be held within two days of the election, state Republicans have said. Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro, who filed one of the appeals,...
  • NAACP to face IRS Investigation?

    10/28/2004 7:31:27 PM PDT · by icecold · 26 replies · 1,135+ views
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Internal Revenue Service has begun reviewing the NAACP's tax-exempt status, citing concerns over a speech given by its chairman at its annual convention last July in Philadelphia.
  • Instapundit: No IDs Needed to Vote After Concert

    10/28/2004 6:07:52 AM PDT · by UncleSamUSA · 33 replies · 991+ views
    Instapundit ^ | Oct 28, 2004 | Ann Althouse
    According to Instapundit this morning: "ACCOMMODATING THE VOTERS. According to the Badger Herald, lots of folks from Illinois will be attending the big rally at the Wisconsin State Capitol Square, where Bruce Springsteen will play some songs and appear alongside John Kerry. The crowd, predicted to be 60,000, will be encouraged to go right over to City Hall (a block away) and vote immediately, and City Hall is going to stay open until 8 p.m. tonight to accommodate the crowd. As I've written here, no I.D. is required to vote absentee at City Hall. Knowing that people are flowing in...
  • IRS Asked To Investigate Pro-Kerry Church Rallies

    10/26/2004 12:13:01 PM PDT · by natelivingston · 48 replies · 3,209+ views
    Americans United today asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate events that appeared to be efforts to boost the candidacy of Sen. John F. Kerry at two churches in "swing states" on Oct. 24.
  • Kerry/Edwards Endorsed From Black Pulpit

    10/25/2004 10:05:34 AM PDT · by natelivingston · 25 replies · 1,243+ views
    Cincinnati Black Blog ^ | October 25, 2004 | Nate Livingston
    Democratic Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards came to town yesterday, visited Allen Temple A.M.E., and had Rev. Donald Jordan say this:"I know he is going to be president of the United States," Rev. Donald Jordan told a cheering capacity congregation of 1,200. "The Republicans have no one who can compare to him. I ask your support of him."
  • Kerry Tries Faith to Win Undecided Voters

    10/24/2004 4:36:02 PM PDT · by Byron Norris · 60 replies · 1,334+ views ^ | NewsMax
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Democrat John Kerry on Sunday tried to persuade late-deciding voters that they can put their faith in his leadership by describing the values and beliefs that he says have guided him and would shape his presidency. Kerry said the Bible - and the American dream - says society must take care of its most vulnerable members, but in many ways that test is not being met under the country's current leadership. And he responded to some leaders of the Catholic church who have criticized his support of abortion rights and stem cell research. "I love my...
  • Dems Register Al Qaida Terrorists in Ohio Vote Drive

    10/24/2004 2:55:37 PM PDT · by concretebob · 27 replies · 1,038+ views ^ | 24 October 2004
    Democratic Party activist groups in Ohio have registered at least two known terrorists involved in a plot to blow up a shopping center in a bid to get out the vote for John Kerry.
  • Gore Urges Angry Black Floridians to Vote

    10/24/2004 2:43:00 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 87 replies · 1,790+ views
    AP ^ | 10/24/04 | MIKE GLOVER
    Former Vice President Al Gore on Sunday told blacks embittered by his narrow loss in the 2000 presidential election that "it doesn't have to be this way" and urged them to turn anger into energy at the polls. "Don't turn it into angry acts or angry words," Gore said at one stop during a tour of mostly black churches. He also urged worshippers to take advantage of a state law that permits voting before Election Day, Nov. 2. "Early voting is a good idea," he said. "You want to give them plenty of time to count all the votes." Polls...
  • Ted Kennedy, Preaches from Pulpit,vote for Kerry

    10/24/2004 2:37:51 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 106 replies · 1,632+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | October 24, 2004
    Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., speaks from the pulpit of Mount Airy Church of God in Christ during morning church service in Philadelphia Sunday, Oct. 23, 2004. Kennedy stumping for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry ,D-Mass., spoke to the congregation urging them to vote for Kerry. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
  • Kerry Tries Faith to Win Undecided Voters

    10/24/2004 2:34:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 822+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/24/04 | Nedra Pickler - AP
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Democrat John Kerry (news - web sites) on Sunday tried to persuade late-deciding voters that they can put their faith in his leadership by describing the values and beliefs that he says have guided him and would shape his presidency. Kerry said the Bible — and the American dream — says society must take care of its most vulnerable members, but in many ways that test is not being met under the country's current leadership. And he responded to some leaders of the Catholic church who have criticized his support of abortion rights and stem cell...
  • Early voting brings cries of bullying

    10/23/2004 7:04:14 PM PDT · by gregwest · 62 replies · 1,209+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 23, 2004 | Brittany Wallman
    One woman who voted early in Boca Raton, at the Southwest County Regional Library, complained that as she stood in line, two men behind her were "trashing our president," Fletcher said, declining to identify the woman. She tried to ignore them. Then the man touched her arm and said, "Who are you voting for?" "I said, `I don't think that's an appropriate question,'" the woman said she responded. "Uh oh! We have a Bush supporter here," screamed the man behind her. For the 2 1/2 hours she had to wait in line, she was heckled by the man. As they...
  • PUBLIC CORRUPTION: Witness unveils campaign tactics (Vote Fraud 101)

    10/22/2004 5:23:15 AM PDT · by Prince Charles · 2 replies · 705+ views
    The Times (N.W. Indiana) ^ | 10-22-04 | BILL DOLAN
    Witness unveils campaign tactics PUBLIC CORRUPTION: Former Pastrick worker testifies paving projects were part of vote-buying effort. BY BILL DOLAN, Times Staff Writer This story ran on on Friday, October 22, 2004 12:15 AM CDT SOUTH BEND -- A veteran of East Chicago Mayor Robert Pastrick's campaigns gave a federal jury a lesson Thursday in the city's hardball politics. Byron Florence testified he helped win re-election for Pastrick and City Councilman Frank Kollintzas in 1999 by directing free concrete to city residents in return for their support Florence said he also disenfranchised anti-Pastrick voters by luring them into illegally...
  • Ex-Worker Sues Liberal Activist Group in Florida, Alleging Supression of GOP Voters

    10/21/2004 8:25:09 AM PDT · by kerrywearsbotox · 49 replies · 2,952+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 21, 2004 | By Jeremy Milarsky
    An activist group was sued in Miami-Dade circuit court this week by a former employee, who has accused top officials of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now of violating a slew of election laws.Mac Stuart, of Opa-locka, has accused the organization, known as ACORN, of illegally copying voter registration applications and selling them to labor union groups, allowing people to sign petitions who were not registered voters and suppressing Republican voter registration applications. …Stuart, who was assistant director of voter registration for the group, was fired in early August after being accused of trying to cash a paycheck...
  • Clinton Appointee Judge Rules that PA does not have to send correct absentee ballots to military.

    10/21/2004 8:28:16 AM PDT · by sportutegrl · 118 replies · 5,695+ views
    Some of those overseas voters, including soldiers serving in Iraq, are now being asked to pick from an incorrect slate of presidential candidates. And, as a result, they are being deprived of the same options given to voters at home, Justice Department lawyer Amy Zubrensky argued. They "have the right to correct ballots," she said. Philadelphia lawyer Mark Aronchick, a special election-law expert hired by the Rendell administration, called the number (of military voters) "a theoretically tiny universe of people."
  • Republicans Say Democrats Influenced Voters [IA Dems campaigning inside polling building]

    10/20/2004 4:21:01 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 9 replies · 901+ views
    KCRG [Cedar Rapids, IA] ^ | Oct 19, 2004 | Nick Glew
    The Linn County Republicans say voters were intimidated and badgered at a satellite voting center. They say democrats gathered for a rally with John Edward's daughter in the same building at the same time. No matter where you were going, you walked by signs supporting the democratic ticket. It was an event republicans say unfairly influenced voters. "Students voting yesterday when they entered the polling place could not do so without crossing a John Kerry sign," says Kirkwood student Ben Johnson. Iowa law says that posting signs, soliciting votes and electioneering on the premises of a polling place or within...
  • The Divinity of John Kerry – A Relentless Yahoo! News Photo Collection

    10/18/2004 7:49:05 AM PDT · by dead · 46 replies · 1,935+ views
    Ye shall find him under a big star: (OK, that one’s a stretch, but I’m working on a theme…) Crucified with two common criminals by his side: (Stretch #2) (Well, since this photo was taken in Zaprudervision, it might be a JFK thing,but that’s the same as God to the liberal mindset.)
  • Pimpin' the Pulpit

    10/18/2004 4:48:50 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 15 replies · 387+ views
    Pimpin' the Pulpit by Ambra Nykol Not too long ago, the pulpit was thought of as a most holy, sacred, and revered location. It was a place from which tremendous leaders of centuries past gave instruction from the Bible, and great messages of hope and empowerment were preached to the masses. In the black community especially, the pulpit has long been considered one of the most time-honored places of influence - except during presidential elections. Every four years, the pulpit gets pimped. However misappropriated the word "pimped" is, in the case of both modern and latter-day vernacular, the word is...
  • Campaign literature mistakenly sent home with third graders

    10/18/2004 12:34:38 PM PDT · by Sthitch · 39 replies · 1,497+ views ^ | 10/18/2004 | John Langeler
    Campaign literature mistakenly sent home with third graders Presidential debate number three is in the books, and most polls show the race a dead heat. Thursday, the Missoula School District studied how documents promoting the democratic ticket ended up going home to parents of third-graders at Hawthorne Elementary. School officials are already apologizing for what they call an honest mistake. Hawthorne Principal Steve McHugh: "It's a whoops, it's a mistake. We're sorry -- Missoula, we're sorry." This was not meant for parent's eyes. But, pro-Democrat literature accidentally went home with third-grade students from Hawthorne Elementary. McHugh: "It was definitely a...
  • Church leaders keep services neutral on elections

    10/16/2004 3:20:51 PM PDT · by raynearhood · 7 replies · 304+ views
    The Canton Repository ^ | Saturday, October 16, 2004 | By CHARITA M. GOSHAY Repository staff writer
    Even before any of the Democratic hopefuls visiting his church service could utter a word, the Rev. Robert Dye, pastor of St. Paul AME Church in Canton, made it clear that no “stump” speeches would be allowed and that the church was politically neutral. Dye told the group that while they were more than welcome to visit, “Sunday mornings are for worship.” When it comes to politics, what can a clergyman say from the pulpit without getting into trouble with the IRS? The Rev. Patrick Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition in Washington, D.C., is seeking a clarification on...
  • Phoenix: County Attorney asked to look into educational ties to political activities

    10/15/2004 5:02:37 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 1 replies · 235+ views
    The Business Journal ^ | Mike Sunnucks
    Republicans including Maricopa County Schools Superintendent Sandra Dowling are concerned about school districts sending political fliers home with students and using buses to transport teachers to political events. Dowling has asked Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley to issue an official opinion to what school districts can and cannot do. Dowling's concern stems from a flier sent home to Madison School District students in central Phoenix on Monday that promoted a pro-education rally in Tempe on Wednesday. The controversy arose from the fact that the education rally was held the day of the presidential debate, just across Tempe Town Lake from...
  • Kerry cancels visit to West Virginia church

    10/15/2004 2:37:54 PM PDT · by Joann37 · 17 replies · 891+ views
    Kerry cancels visit to West Virginia churchBy WSAZ NewsChannel 3 WSAZ-TVHuntington, WVUSA - A visit to West Virginia by Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry has been put on hold. Kerry was scheduled to attended services at the Apostolic Christ Cathedral in Guyandotte on Sunday. West Virginia Senators Robert C. Byrd and Jay Rockefeller were to attend with Kerry. The church pastor, Reverend E. S. Harper, said they were not welcome if they planned to discuss politics during the service. The Kerry campaign says the church issue did not affect the decision to cancel the trip.

    10/13/2004 3:39:37 PM PDT · by jebanks · 61 replies · 1,429+ views
    Americans United Press Release ^ | 10/13/04 | Barry Lynn
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Miami Church Violated Federal Tax Law With Pro-Kerry Rally, Says Americans United Wednesday October 13, 2004 Watchdog Group Asks IRS To Investigate Partisan Activities At Florida Congregation CONTACT Press: Joseph Conn, Rob Boston, or Jeremy Leaming 202-466-3234 telephone 202-466-2587 fax -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MIAMI CHURCH VIOLATED FEDERAL TAX LAW WITH PRO-KERRY RALLY, SAYS AMERICANS UNITED Watchdog Group Asks IRS To Investigate Partisan Activities At Florida Congregation A Miami church that hosted a rally on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kerry Oct. 10 should be investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, says Americans United for Separation of...
  • Kerry, Jackson tell blacks to ignore gay 'marriage' issue

    10/11/2004 7:32:47 PM PDT · by jimbergin · 20 replies · 831+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/11/2004 | Stephen Dinan
    Kerry and civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson told black voters at a church here yesterday that President Bush's support for a constitutional amendment against homosexual "marriage" shouldn't be enough to earn their vote.
  • Bush Campaign Chides Kerry Vote Efforts (DNC Gets Religion!)

    10/08/2004 2:23:00 PM PDT · by mabelkitty · 13 replies · 793+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 10/8/2004 | SHARON THEIMER
    WASHINGTON - President Bush (news - web sites)'s campaign criticized a new Democratic effort to get out the religious vote for John Kerry (news - web sites) on Friday, saying it could endanger churches' tax-exempt status by involving them in partisan political activity. The Democrats said changes would be made. A Democratic National Committee (news - web sites) Web site launched this week encouraged Kerry supporters to download, print and distribute a DNC "Kerry/Bush Values Comparison Chart" to church groups and at churches. The chart opens with the statement "John Kerry Shares Our Values." "Share it with your pastor and...
  • Pulpit Politics [Dems Getting out the Black Vote]

    10/07/2004 8:41:51 AM PDT · by MarlboroRed · 7 replies · 419+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/7/04 | Paul Kengor
    This past Sunday, John F. Kerry campaigned in a church — the East Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Cleveland. In other words, he did something the liberal press would never permit George W. Bush to do: If Bush were to speak in just one church on the campaign trail, the media would be venting outrage 24/7 — but Kerry will be able to push for votes in churches with complete impunity. Will Kerry's approach in these churches be as shameless as Al Gore's was in 2000? Gore barnstormed a number of churches in the closing days of the 2000 campaign,...
  • Kerry says Republicans suppressing voting in swing states

    10/03/2004 9:48:03 PM PDT · by ambrose · 54 replies · 1,296+ views
    AP ^ | 10/3/04
    Posted on Mon, Oct. 04, 2004 Kerry says Republicans suppressing voting in swing states MARY DALRYMPLE Associated Press CLEVELAND - Republicans have been trying to suppress voting in states where the presidential race is too close to call, Democratic nominee John Kerry said Sunday at one of the city's largest predominantly black churches. "In battleground states across the country, we're hearing stories of how people are trying to make it harder to file for additional time, or how they're making it harder to even register," Kerry told an enthusiastic congregation at East Mt. Zion Baptist Church. "We're not going to...
  • Caption Kerry & Co. (Kucinich, Action Jackson) at church

    10/03/2004 5:49:08 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 40 replies · 1,208+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos | October 3, 2004
  • Wider range of churches is getting involved in this year's election

    09/25/2004 12:14:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies · 285+ views
    Corvallis Gazette Times, OR ^ | September 25, 2004 | Carol Reeves
    This year's drive to call out new voters from every corner of America's religious landscape is likely to keep political analysts busy as they try to determine what impact it had on the 2004 election. Bill Lunch is chairman of the political science department at Oregon State University and an expert on the role religious conservatives have played in Oregon politics. He says the mix of religion and politics this year, both nationally and locally, will be interesting to watch. "There is probably more political activity n and greater voter registration efforts n in Oregon churches this year than in...
  • State Electioneering laws- how to post?

    09/18/2004 1:29:30 PM PDT · by scottybk · 10 replies · 178+ views
    I have cut & pasted from Westlaw the electioneering/polling laws from 14 states: AK,AZ,CA,CO,DE,ID,KS,NJ,OH,WV,WI,SD,NM,FL. These are pasted in a 35 page Microsoft Word document. How shoould I post this large doc- I don't know much about computers. The info. is great- each state's law w/ the cases where the law has been applied.
  • 14 State Electioneering Statues- how to post?

    09/18/2004 12:49:46 PM PDT · by scottybk · 77+ views
    I have cut and pasted from Westlaw the annotated statutes dealing w/ electioneering, poling places, etc into a 35 page Word Document. I have the following state laws: ARKANSAS, AZ, CA, CO, DE, ID, KS, NJ, OH, WV, WI, NM, FL, and a LOT of info. on SD- look out, Dasch-ole! How can I post this 35 page document- I don;t know much about computers. This is really great info, it's the most current state law and references actual litigated cases that applied the listed statutes.
  • Candidate Forums At Churches Inform Voters And That's Good

    09/18/2004 2:57:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies · 405+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | September 18, 2004
    A month ago, the Internal Revenue Service mailed a letter to the First Baptist Church of College Hill inquiring about a visit two years ago by Janet Reno, then a Democratic candidate for governor. The letter caused the Rev. Abraham Brown to move a scheduled political forum from the historically black church. Why? Because if the IRS found the church was supporting or opposing a political candidate, it could revoke the church's tax-exempt status. No church in the United States has ever lost its tax-exempt status, but in a campaign season when the presidential candidates are reaching out to church...
  • Kerry Speech to Baptists Slams Bush 'Compassion'

    09/09/2004 5:20:42 PM PDT · by nypokerface · 20 replies · 584+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/09/04 | Patricia Wilson
    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Democratic candidate John Kerry warned black Americans on Thursday to beware of George W. Bush's overtures and called the Republican president a false prophet who "traffics in the politics of division." In a tough speech to the National Baptist Convention laced with Biblical allusions, the Democratic presidential nominee rejected Bush's claim to be a "compassionate conservative," likening him instead to the two men in the story of the Good Samaritan who passed by when they came upon a robbed and beaten man. "They felt compassion but there were no deeds," Kerry said to a standing ovation....
  • Clinton Blatantly Politicized New York Pulpit

    09/07/2004 7:37:08 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies · 884+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Sep 3, 2004 | Joseph A. D'Agostino
    Bill Clinton bashed President Bush in a speech delivered from the pulpit of a prominent Manhattan church on the Sunday before the Republican National Convention began. Yet, Americans United for Separation of Church and State does not view Clinton's pulpit-based diatribe a violation of tax laws. Ever since then-Sen. Lyndon Johnson (D.-Tex.) slipped a provision into a bill back in 1954, federal law has prohibited tax-exempt churches from engaging in partisan political speech. Every election season, Americans United files complaints against churches that it alleges have violated this law. The group also opposes the Houses of Worship Free Speech Restoration...
  • Leftists Corrupt the Pulpit

    09/03/2004 3:48:55 AM PDT · by kattracks · 6 replies · 439+ views ^ | 9/03/04 | Michael Reagan
    Last Sunday three Democrats showed just how far they will go to talk their fellow Americans into voting for their party. They brazenly ascended pulpits in Miami and New York and told flat-out lies to the telling the congregations assembled there to worship the Lord. In New York, former President Bill Clinton took time out from the European leg of his book tour to come back to address the congregation at the ultra-liberal Riverside Memorial Church, where he dissected President Bush’s faith. "I believe President Bush is a good Christian," he said. "I believe that his faith in Jesus gave...

    08/30/2004 12:12:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 690+ views
    Catholic League ^ | August 30, 2004 | William Donohue
    Bishop Victor T. Curry of Miami’s New Birth Baptist Church welcomed Rev. Al Sharpton, who ran against Senator John Kerry for the Democratic nomination, and Terry McAuliffe, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee.  Jamie Malernee of the Sun-Sentinel reported that Curry ‘made no apologies for turning his Sunday service into a political rally.’  Rev. Sharpton, speaking from the pulpit, added to the politicized atmosphere by shouting, ‘We’re not people who are going to be beat twice.’  But no one was more partisan than McAuliffe: ‘Bush has misled us for four years and will not mislead us for the...
  • Rev. Sharpton fires up Democratic voters at Miami church

    08/30/2004 8:53:11 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 45 replies · 1,723+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | august 30, 2004 | Jamie Malernee
    They danced, clapped, shouted and sang, and that was before the Rev. Al Sharpton even opened his mouth. By the time the former presidential candidate finished his sermon to more than a thousand people gathered in a Miami church Sunday, blending politics and religion into a call to action to South Florida's black community, congregation members churned with energy. When he was done, Sharpton introduced the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. McAuliffe apologized to the congregation for the 2000 election and for not being in Florida to stop voting problems.
  • Big Brother Church Watch Announced (checking liberals for political activity)

    08/20/2004 9:21:16 PM PDT · by Cedar · 32 replies · 691+ views
    Big Brother Church Watch Announced Washington, DC William J. Murray, the president of the Religious Freedom Action Coalition, a social conservative group, announced the formation of a group to monitor traditionally liberal churches for political activity. The new group, Big Brother Church Watch, functions primarily through its Internet site at! The newly formed organization has already placed monitors in politically active Metropolitan Community, Unitarian/Universalist, and AME churches. AME churches are predominately African-American and their pastors frequently endorse liberal Democrat candidates from the pulpit. Volunteer workers will also be monitoring Internet sites of Democratic candidates and following them to churches...
  • Church, state and politics

    08/12/2004 11:28:19 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 219+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, August 13, 2004 | By Paul Greenberg
    The Washington Church, state and politicsBy Paul GreenbergPublished August 13, 2004 The separation of church and state in an ever-changing society will always be a complicated matter, and has been ever since the idea was new.     The line Thomas Jefferson drew between the two -- in his famous letter to the Baptists of Danbury -- has shifted over the years, but it has held. The separation of church and state remains one of the most universally accepted principles of American government, thank God.     Now a Baptist minister in little ol' Springdale, Ark., has been accused of crossing the line....