Church & State. . .Separation? Or Not?
It seems like only yesterday that church leaders were being strongly cautioned about the divide between church and state; that ministers should not speak their opinion about a presidential candidate; that the church must be particularly careful when sharing its political beliefs. In particular, protestant religions were warned not to endorse a specific candidate because if they did they might well lose their non-profit religious status.
So then, religious members and leaders may be surprised to learn that this administration is meeting with a particular religious group. Additionally, the Department of Justice staff, under Attorney General Eric Holder, is working with them so that they can rally their members to vote.
The following video appears to indicate that the Congressional Black Caucus will be meeting with black religious leaders solely. The line between church and state seems to be very blurred tonight.