From Associated Press:
"DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa pastors who support Republican Mike Huckabee for president have received letters warning them that getting involved in politics could endanger the tax-exempt status of their churches.
Several pastors who have publicly backed Huckabee, a Southern Baptist minister who has support from many evangelicals, said they have received the letters, which have no return address. They have arrived in the weeks leading to Thursday's precinct caucuses.
Two letters were sent to the Rev. Brad Sherman, of Solid Rock Christian Church in Coralville. The first arrived a couple weeks ago and warned that he could be prosecuted for his support of Huckabee.
"I just laughed. No one lands in jail for this," Sherman said. "Somebody is trying to intimidate Christians from getting involved."
A second letter came Wednesday. It alleged that the Internal Revenue Service is looking for churches that back candidates in violation of tax rules and mentioned Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley, a Republican who has sought information about spending by high-profile ministries."
Someone needs to send a memo to 90% of the Black churches in Metro Chicago where shameless politicking has been a time-honored tradition. Democratic candidates routinely make the rounds during election season. Personally I don't really care. I find it interesting that Democrats who are usually so courageous in defending the "wall of separation between church and state" have no problem jumping over it when their interests are at stake.
Although I loathe the twisted theology of Bob Jones University, I respect them for their commitment to principle. When the Federal Government threatened to revoke their 401(c) status if they did not repudiate their ban on inter-racial dating, they told them to go ahead.