“We will have representatives from nine denominations who actually pastor somewhere in the neighborhood of about 10 million people, and we’re going to first of all equip them with 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,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., told MSNBC today.
“In fact, we’re going to have the IRS administrator there, we’re going to have the Attorney General Eric Holder there, we’re going to have the lawyers’ organization from around the country, the ACLU — all giving ministers guidance about what they can and cannot do,” he noted.
“We’re going to talk about some of the draconian laws that have cropped up around the country as a result of the 17 percent increase in African American votes,” Cleaver said, describing voter ID laws as a form of Jim Crow-style “poll tax” on seniors and black voters.
He also goes on to say that their is a theological measure to this, something that he, and other members of the Federal Government will speak about.
No. No. No. No.
Come on my fellow Democrats. Surely, if the GOP was doing this, you’d hear an outcry from us.
- House Dem Charges Voter ID Laws Result From Increased Black Voter Turnout (mediaite.com)
- Black politicians and church leaders prepare for talks over new voter ID laws (rawstory.com)
- Congressional Black Caucus rallies preachers to tackle voter-ID laws (kansascity.com)
- Texas primary TODAY! Voter ID law not applied (timpanogos.wordpress.com)