Outrageous Texas Church Sign: 'Vote for the Mormon, not the Muslim'

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Leakey, Texas is home to a malicious church named Church in the Valley. Look at their sign earlier this week:

Texas Freedom Network reports that Americans United for Separation of Church and State has asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the church. The church is in clear violation of the IRS tax exemption for churches that remain nonpolitical.

“This sign is a blatant attempt to intervene in a political campaign,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United, said in a press release. “I urge the IRS to crack down on this over-the-top law-breaking.”

In a letter delivered to the IRS yesterday, Lynn wrote:

“Miller [the pastor]may indeed have strong feelings about the election, but that does not give him the right to use his tax-exempt church to endorse a candidate. In fact, Miller's actions are a clear and flagrant violation of the law.”

Think for a second about the children of Church in the Valley. They're being taken to a place ostensibly of worship where they are taught that their religion should dictate their political views. And furthermore, they are being taught that there is something wrong with Muslims. It's disgusting, it's brainwashing, and Church in the Valley should be run out of town right after losing their tax-exempt status.


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Ben Sherman

Ben Sherman has been a BOR staff writer since 2011. A graduate of the University of Texas, Ben has worked on campaigns, in political consulting, and has written for other news outlets like Think Progress. Ben considers campaign finance reform the fundamental challenge of our time because it distorts almost every other issue in American politics.

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