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Thursday, May 27, 2004

Advocacy Group Asks IRS To Investigate Colorado Diocese's Criticism of Sen. Kerry

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.

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Doesn't your headline need changing from "Sen. Kerry" to "Pres. Bush"?

Posted by: Shag from Brookline | May 28, 2004 4:43:14 AM

It applies equally to both. Insofar as Bush has caused an unjust war, supports capital punishment, promotes social policies contrary to Church teaching, etc. he should also be avoided by good Roman Catholics.

Posted by: Brian C | May 28, 2004 1:59:51 PM