I’m going to start this post off with a question: Why is no one investigating the Catholic Church in Minnesota for continuously abusing their power and violating federal laws related to tax-exempt status? Last month, I shared example after example of how the church has played an active role in the political system – attempting to actually sway voters and the results of this election.
Now, the church has mailed out letters to more than 400,000 Catholic households asking for money to fund Minnesota for Marriage (to help ensure the commercials I shared earlier are able to be run right up until election day):
We ask that you prayerfully consider making a financial donation to Minnesota for Marriage of whatever amount is right for you and your family. No amount is too small.
There has been dissent among Minnesota Catholics. According to the article linked above, Catholics for Marriage Equality have already handed out more than 1,000 “Another Catholic voting no” signs.
What do you think? Did you receive a letter in the mail from the Catholic Church asking for money to spend on political campaigns (if so, please scan a copy or take a picture and send it my way)?
I wonder how we would react if other religious groups tried to influence the outcome of an election?