Restoring the Sacred

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Peoria Bishop referred to the IRS

A prominent advocate of church-state separation filed a formal complaint with the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday, accusing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria of violating federal law by intervening in a political campaign.

The Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, alleges that a fiery homily delivered by Peoria Bishop Daniel Jenky last Sunday effectively urged Catholics to vote against President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election.  (That's the "alleged" perpetrator in the above photo.)

If you were at all worried about the constitutionality of "hate speech" laws because they charge you for what you MIGHT have been thinking, step up your worrying.  Notice the use of the words "alleges" and "effectively" in the above quoted excerpt from this story in yesterday's Chicago Tribune.

In case you missed our earlier post on the Bishop's homily last Sunday, you can read it HERE and decide for yourself.

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