Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Americans United threatening churches

Another e-mail from the American Family Association:

The Rev. Barry Lynn, the executive director of Americans United for Separation
of Church and State, has asked that the Internal Revenue Service investigate the
American Family Association. Lynn says that AFA has violated IRS rules by
distributing a voters guide.

For years, Rev. Lynn and his Americans United, along with groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union and People for the American Way, have used threats to silence Christians in an attempt to take away their First Amendment rights. The tragedy is that he has been successful in silencing thousands of ministers.

Let me make one thing clear to Rev. Lynn and his cohorts. We have no intention of bowing down to his threatening demands. Rev. Lynn is mistaken if he thinks his threat will scare this minister from exercising his First Amendment rights.

Lynn has also included a threat to churches. Trying to scare ministers from exercising their rights, Lynn said: "Any church that distributes these biased guides is risking its tax exemption and casting aside its integrity."

The AFA Voters Guide was developed by three constitutional lawyers and reviewed by three more constitutional lawyers following Rev. Lynn's threat. All agreed that the voters guide is perfectly legal.

The Alliance Defense Fund has offered to represent (free of charge) churches or organizations which distribute the voter's guide and encounter opposition from either Lynn or the IRS.

Take Action!

Show Rev. Lynn that his threats don't scare you by printing and distributing the AFA Voter's Guide.
Click on the link above and find out what is so scandalously illegal that Lynn would contact the IRS and threaten to sue churches over. Then print and pass them out to your friends.

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