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Americans United advises Houses of Worship to refrain from “pulpit politicking”

 

Church-State watchdog group sends 100,000 letters to religious leaders nationwide

Americans United for Separation of Church and State is advising houses of worship nationwide to respect federal tax law and stay out of partisan politics.

Americans United announced today that 100,000 letters have been mailed to clergy and lay leaders reminding them that federal tax law prohibits tax-exempt entities, including houses of worship, from endorsing candidates.

“Houses of worship are supposed to tend to spiritual needs and do charitable work, not act as political action committees,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Americans United executive director. “Our letter reminds religious leaders about what the law requires, why it makes sense and how it could affect them.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Obama shares values with all Americans

 
Terry McMoore

Terry McMoore, organizer of "Clarksville for Obama"

Barack Obama shares the values of all Americans. He understands the need for more jobs, affordable health care for all, rebuilding the middle class and bringing our troops home safe.

The current administration has put us all in a very serious economical depression, and only Barack Obama can restore balance to our economy. His tax plan for the working families and homeowners trying to make ends meet will reward all Americans, not just the wealthy.

His proactive solutions to the problems plaguing this nation and his blueprint for change will also help to strengthen the Medicare and financial aid systems. It’s no wonder with this ideal for change approach his opponents can only rely on continuing to spread the false lies and smears about his life. «Read the rest of this article»


Early voting rally filled with signs, cheers and speeches

 

Saturday morning, Veterans Plaza parking lot saw a multitude of political signs as candidates or their supporters stumped for votes. The Women Veterans Association served refreshments at the Montgomery County Democratic Party Early Voting Rally. Speakers encouraged all voters to take this election seriously.

In 25 minutes, they've all votedAmid a multitude of signs for city council seats, state legislature seats and presidential candidates, Veterans Plaza was a beehive of activity Saturday morning. The crisp autumn air did not deter voters from turning out for the Early Voting Rally. The line was already out the door at the Election Commission by 10 a.m., yet people continued filling the parking lot to take their places in line and wait their turn at the ballot machines inside. «Read the rest of this article»





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