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Kitty Herder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 01:47 AM
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34. I wish we could have the law changed so that churches can't campaign on ballot initiatives
Edited on Mon Oct-13-08 01:48 AM by Herdin_Cats
without losing their tax exempt status. As it is, they can campaign for or against those all they want, just not for candidates.

I don't think it's right for churches to get involved in this kind of thing. It violates the separation of church and state.

The Mormon church is trying to dictate how people who are not members of their church live their lives. They don't want their members to participate in gay marriage, but they have no right to, through intense propaganda efforts, force a state to enforce that law on everyone.
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