According to MSNBC, Attorney General Eric Holder will join the IRS and lawyers from the ACLU telling several hundred black pastors how to participate in the upcoming election without violating their tax-exempt status.
“We will have representatives from nine denominations who actually pastor somewhere in the neighborhood of about 10 million people, and we’re going to give the ministers guidance about what they can and cannot do and say in the church that would violate their 501(c)(3) status with the IRS,” Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) told MSNBC .
Cleaver said they would not be endorsing a candidate, but they do plan to discuss the evils of voter ID laws and expressed his belief that the policies of Republican candidate Mitt Romney will not appeal to African-American voters or Latinos.
“We want to let them know that there is a theological responsibility to participate in the political process, at least in the Judeo-Christian tradition,” Cleaver said.
In other words, the black pastors are being put on notice that they are expected to support and endorse Obama’s programs and policies and influence their congregations to vote for his re-election, or they will lose their tax-exempt status … which is a clear abuse of executive power, an infringement upon the division of church and state, and a violation of Federal Constitutional law.
So why has the Obama administration resorted to threat and intimidation tactics in a desperate effort to coerce black voters? What happened?
Four weeks ago Obama announced his support for gay marriage, and while he managed to get the backing of the NAACP leadership against the wishes of its majority membership, the “Coalition of African-American Pastors” (CAAP) refused to knuckle under and wrote the following public letter to Obama: “We cannot and will not remain silent while marriage, the most fundamental institution in our – and any – nation, is undermined by our own President while using Christian language and scripture and relating it to civil rights.”
CAAP also took issue with the “unacceptable” way gay activists continually link their issues with the Civil Rights movement.
“For activists, politicians, and now the president to link sexual behavior God calls sin to the righteous cause Martin Luther King gave his life for is abominable in and of itself,” Rev. William Owens, Sr., CAAP’s founder and president, wrote in a statement. “There is no civil right to do what God calls wrong.”
Make no mistake, the almighty, omnipotent Obama will not tolerate any resistance from black religious leaders and will take whatever action is necessary to insure his re-election … which is why African-American Christian churches are now being threatened with the loss of their tax-exempt status if they fail to endorse his gay mandate.