Saturday, July 03, 2004

Bush has pissed off the Baptists!

I can't imagine this is excellent news for the monkey's campaign.
Baptists Angry at Bush Campaign Tactics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Southern Baptist Convention, a conservative denomination closely aligned with President Bush, said it was offended by the Bush-Cheney campaign's effort to use church rosters for campaign purposes.
"I'm appalled that the Bush-Cheney campaign would intrude on a local congregation in this way," said Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
"We are alarmed that this initiative by the Bush-Cheney campaign could lure religious organizations and religious leaders into dangerous territory where they risk losing their tax-exempt status and could be violating the law," Gaddy said.

This is probably not going to affect the hardened evangelicals but the less whacky Baptists are sure to take notice. Net it should have a negative effect on the campaign.

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