Saturday, May 07, 2005

My Way or the Highway

In a move that should jeopardize its tax-free status, a church in Waynesville, North Carolina has voted to expel members of the congregation who voted for John Kerry in 2004. Placing a requirement that members vote Republican, or at least for or against a specific candidate, would seem to me to violate their 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

My guess is that this is the act of an overzealous preacher who will probably be slapped down by his congregation once they realize the trouble that he would bring down on them if he continues his crusade.