DUmmie Drops Political Note Into Church Collection Basket
I dropped this note into the collection basket at my Mom's church today
[First time you dropped anything into a church collection basket.]
"You do not have the right to make political statements during the Mass. A major tenet of the United States Constitution is separation of church and state, and you have crossed that clearly defined boundary of separation. Your tax-exempt status is at risk. The church does not have the right to tell parishoners how to vote, or even what criteria to use when voting. This is not the first time this has happened at (-name of church-) If this continues, you will be facing a lawsuit challenging your tax-exempt status. For now, we have decided to donate all the money we would have donated to (-name of church-) in the next 2 months to the No on 8 campaign, to reflect our support of same-sex marriage. After that, we will permanently donate all money that we would have donated to the Mission to Planned Parenthood instead. (-name of church-) will not get any of our money, ever again.
[Think this DUmmie would drop such a note into the collection basket of Rev. Wright's church? BTW, note that this DUmmie was short on the SPECIFICS of what was actually preached. Maybe the Sodom and Gommorah bit offended him.]
I liked it and I'm not even Catholic! Actually, I'm a Luciferian Satanist but there was somethinbg about the beauty of the language that always appealed.
[First Luciferian Satanist Coven or Second Luciferian Satanist Coven?]
Turn them into the IRS
[Chanted a member of the Obama Turbos.]
A note in the collection basket is a great idea. I hope others will follow suit at churches where this happens.
[Why don't you just drop Obama campaign material into church collection baskets so as to alienate the entire flock?]
AND then contact the IRS to complain about politicking in church and asking for an investigation. If enough people from a given church did this, the IRS might actually investigate and pull that tax-exempt status--especially if we win the presidency and larger majorities in both houses of Congress.
[Of course, leftwing churches such as the one Obama used to attend will get an exemption from this rule.]
Did they actually say to vote for mccain?
[A DUmmie asked the DUmmie author of this thread.]
The one old priest that was making political comments last February right before the presidential primary here in California was back again. I dropped a similar note in the basket last February. Then a few weeks ago he was there again. He prefaced his comments with "Now, I may get in trouble for this, but..." and there were a few scattered giggles. Then he started talking about the recent Saddleback thing where that pastor interviewed McCain and Obama separately. So maybe that "I may get in trouble" comment was a result of someone telling all the priests to not make political remarks, maybe not. I don't know and I have no way of knowing.
[Note how the question was NOT answered which really means: No, the priest did NOT say to vote for McCain.]
Oh brother, no wonder I have experienced several "crises of faith" ... I love Catholicism, but not what the existing patriarchal system has done to this beautiful faith.
[Sorry. Hippie communes of the '60s were never part of that faith.]
What, exactly, was said?
[You won't get a direct answer to that question from the note-dropping DUmmie.]
I'm just taking my Mom because she's 89 and can't make it there on my own.
[So the truth comes out from the note-dropping DUmmie. He was only at that church because he had to take his mother there. Once there, he had to let his inner loon out.]
I'm haven't been a Catholic since college, but sometimes take my elderly mother when my father is too sick to attend. I just tune it all out.
[That's what the note-dropping DUmmie did. He just tuned it all out except for a small portion that he could fantasize was political. In fact, no matter what was said in the pulpit would be interpreted as political by this DUmmie.]
But true, most Catholics who support choice - even if they themselves believe abortion is terrible and not just a "simple" choice - and believe that gays have a right to love who they love without being called horrible names or being targeted for harassment and murder.... most of the Catholics who believe these things are recovering Catholics in search of a place to belong.
[Try the Luciferian Satanist Coven.]
Don't forget to sue all the churches that teach the social gospel or liberation theology or invite Dems to speak etc
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
Thanks for the offer, but I don't believe in any religion. In fact I belive that God hates religion. I only take my 89-year-old Mom to church because she can't get there otherwise.
[So you weren't going to drop money in the first place. Instead you dropped a political note into the collection basket of a church you don't believe in.]
Put a McCain sign on the front lawn of the church, take a photo, and send it to the media and the IRS. That "evidence" added to enough complaints could have an effect. Probably not in time for this election, but for the future.
[Great idea. Falsely frame the church by planting fake evidence.]
For you to threaten the church's income, and rudely at that, reflects a great deal of intolerance on your part. No sensible lawyer is going to take up a case that's suing a church for attempting to politically persuade its congregation. Most people have the sense to leave if they don't like something. Churches rely on donations for sustainability, by threatening to take away their tax exemption its almost as if you're snubbing this particular church for freedom of speech, which is another major tenet of the United States Constitution.
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]