As usual, the Obama Campaign has a different set of rules from the rest of America. The same administration that has worked against Christians in several capacities is using their power to “educate” hundreds of black pastors on how to campaign for Obama from the pulpit without losing their tax exempt status.
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) told MSNBC that IRS administrators, lawyers from the ACLU, and DOJ Attorney General Eric Holder will be speaking to pastors in the African-American community about “…the information they need to know about what they can say and what they cannot say in the church that would violate their 501c3 status with the IRS,” said Cleaver.
Cleaver said they won’t tell the pastors who to vote for, but they will talk about the “draconian” laws that “have cropped up around the country as a result of the 17 percent increase in African-American votes,” said Cleaver. He believes that voter ID laws are the response and in the style of Jim Crow laws. He added that Obama will get 95 percent of the black vote. Does anyone believe this isn’t all about the Obama Campaign? Please. Cleaver said through these pastors, they will reach around 10 million people!
Eric Holder cannot be un-biased. He has been very clear on his position, to the point of refusing to prosecute criminals because it “demeans [his] people.” Holder isn’t interested in fair voting for anyone but blacks. Is it fair for government agencies like the DOJ and the IRS to go in and direct these pastors how to do their bidding? What about their big separation of church and state? Or is this not an issue? Many African-American pastors were angry when he came out in favor of gay marriage, so maybe the Obama Campaign is trying to rectify the damage.
Cleaver said, “We want to let them know that there is a theological responsibility to participate in the political process, at least in the Judeo-Christian tradition.” They have a lot of nerve telling Americas black pastors they have a “theological responsibility” to do anything. On April 8th, Cleaver said on Meet The Press, “Well, I– I think we need to take God off the ballot.” What unbelievable hypocrisy! Above all, the fact is that regardless of their reasons, taxpayers should not be paying for any of this!
Â© Margie Wilson-Mars 2012