In 2012, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sued the IRS because of the government agency’s “failure to enforce electioneering restrictions against churches and religious organizations.” Basically, churches were endorsing political candidates from the pulpit and the IRS wasn’t doing anything to stop it. Part of the problem was that there was a vacancy in the position which normally handled those issues.
Even Though the IRS Will Now Investigate Politicking Churches, a Christian Group is Claiming Victory Over FFRF
During a Forum for This Florida County School Board, Candidates Were Grilled on Their Religious Beliefs
There’s an election coming up for seats on the School Board of Highlands County (in Florida) and the five candidates for District 5 all answered questions Wednesday night… at the Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church.
Okay, maybe that’s just a central location. Not the end of the world. The forum was sponsored by the church, after all.
So what did they ask the candidates during this forum?
Before the Greece v Galloway Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, the Atheists of Butte County (in California) sent a letter to the Chico City Council urging them to put a stop to their invocation prayers.
In light of the ruling, they revised their suggestion: Okay, keep the invocations, but we want to start making them, too. And that should be a perfectly legal move. The City Council isn’t legally allowed to deny them that opportunity!
So instead, the council’s just ignoring them.
Here’s the atheist group’s leader George Gold:
Politician Who Called Jessica Ahlquist an “Evil Little Thing” Embroiled in Contract Scandal in Rhode Island
In January of 2012, just days after Jessica Ahlquist won her lawsuit to take down a religious mural from Cranston High School West, Rhode Island State Rep. Peter Palumbo went on the John DePetro radio show and famously called her an “evil little thing,” quickly adding that even if she wasn’t evil, she was being “coerced” into fighting her lawsuit by evil people.
There’s an incredible story at Esquire about Dr. Willie Parker, one of the only abortion providers in Mississippi. He’s a Christian who provides the service, in part, because he believes the best way to “raise women out of poverty is to give them control of their reproductive decisions.”
Just listen in on the speech he makes to women who visit the Jackson Women’s Health Organization: