Black People Politics : Separation of Church and State

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    Separation of Church and State seems to have been a novel idea, but how is this actually enforced or monitored?





    Of course politicians have cultural or religious connections, which shouldn't preclude them from continuing to have both simultaneously.

    But when politicians use pulpits for campaigning, or when pastors/reverends/bishops, etc use them for political statements, why should it matter?

    This goes to tax exempt status of a non-profit organization.

    If not for this statute, many politicians could simply convert churches and other religions/non-profit organizations into their campaign headquarters where donations and funds could be undisclosed under the tax-exempt clause provided to 501(c)(3) status.

    So when this happens...






    Paula White and Sheryl Brady come to mind
    What is it that draws political figures to churches, not just to attend and listen, but to speak?

    TV Evangelists, or whatever they call themselves now, typically were constantly chiming in on political affairs and giving advice and instructions to their parishioners on what to do and how to think about them.

    Pat Robertson is one in particular that is known for this.

    How does any of this conflict, if there is any conflict, with the separation of church and state clauses?
     
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    The church where Trump is at now isn't even full... looks like a Hillary rally
     
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    I take that back, it's bigger than a Hillary rally, but still not full
     
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    "Let's get ready to collect tithes and offerings"

    Crowd begins to applaud

    :11200:
     
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    Excerpts From a Draft Script for Donald Trump’s Q&A With a Black Church’s Pastor
    September 2, 2016

    Donald J. Trump is scheduled to make a highly anticipated visit to an African-American church in Detroit on Saturday, the first such visit of his campaign. There, he will participate in a question-and-answer session conducted by Bishop Wayne T. Jackson of the church, Great Faith Ministries International.

    Given the importance of the visit, the Trump team went so far as to script Mr. Trump’s answers to Bishop Jackson’s questions, which were submitted in advance.

    Below are excerpts from a draft of the script that was obtained by The New York Times.

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    Mr. Trump there is racial divide in our country and it is evident that the tension is boiling over. Case and point Reverend Pinckney in South Carolina was gunned down when a white young man came into their Bible Study and slaughtered the Reverend and eight other individuals because he wanted to start a race war. What would your administration do to bring down the racial tension that is in our Country? In the Bible Jesus said that a house divided cannot stand.

    Our best hope for erasing racial tensions in America is to work toward a color-blind society. In business, we hire, retain and award based on merit. In society, however, we have divisions that can only be eliminated if we have equal opportunity and then equal access to programs and institutions that will lift all people in the country.​

    Read more
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/us/politics/trump-jackson-excerpts.html


    From what I gathered from earlier blurbs, the interview will not be released for public consumption for about a week.
     
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    Trump didn't stay for the sermon?
    Anyone else pick up on that?
     
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