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Virginia Attorney General Tells Pastors to Get More Involved in Politics So much for separation of church & state #p2

Virginia Attorney General Tells Pastors to Get More Involved in Politics So much for separation of church & state #p2

Virginia’s attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, has made quite a name for himself in the past few years with his loose interpretations of his job’s purview (for example , one of his legal opinions could cause almost all of Virginia’s abortion clinics to close). And now, he’s coaching Christian pastors in how to get more involved in politics without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status. He held a training for Christian conservatives last week on this very subject, part of a longer-standing commitment to encouraging “godly” government. At the training, according to Julie Ingersoll of Religion Dispatches , Cuccinelli “told pastors that they could personally endorse candidates, hand out voter guides, and speak to any political issue they choose.” He then issued an imperative for them to get more politically involved, saying that if they didn’t, “the other side wins.” Critics, inc...

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