Thursday, May 27, 2004
Friday, May 28, 2004
Americans United for Separation of Church and State has urged the IRS to investigate a Colorado Bishop's Pastoral Letter stating that "any Catholics who vote for candidates who stand for abortion, illicit stem cell research or euthanasia suffer the same fateful consequences [as the candidates who support these issues]." According to the Bishop, such people "place themselves outside full communion with the Church and so jeopardize their salvation." The group alleges that the Bishop's letter is designed to endorse President Bush and other Republican candidates and thus crossed crossed the line into unlawful partisan politicking, jeopardizing the diocese's tax exemption. For prior TaxProf Blog coverage, see here and here.