When Republicans seek the membership lists of particular Evangelical churches to set up “get out the vote” drives, the separation of church and state is threatened. Likewise, when Catholic bishops tell members of their flock that by voting in favor of the legalized killing of children they are in violation of the law of God and the precepts of their own religion.
But when Democrats mount the pulpits and rail against the Republicans, and when the hosting ministers make Sunday services look like a political rally, it’s just a friendly gathering.
Well, William Donohue of the Catholic League isn’t going to let them get away with that. The League has filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service about a church in Miami where a predominantly black Baptist church hosted Al Sharpton and Terry McAuliffe who gave blatantly partisan and political speeches, advocating for one candidate against another. McAuliffe said, “Bush has misled us for four years and will not mislead us for the next four years. Get out to vote and we’ll send Bush back to Texas.”