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Watchdog Pushes IRS to Investigate Anti-Gay Pastor for His Support of Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern

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You remember Sally "homosexuals are more dangerous to our country than terrorists" Kern?

A watchdog group, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, is urging the IRS to investigate Pastor Paul Blair for using his tax-exempt group Reclaiming Oklahoma for Christ, to raise campaign cash for Kern, ABC reports:

"In a letter sent last month to the Internal Revenue Service, the Washington D.C.-based watchdog group pointed to an e-mail sent ahead of a June campaign kick-off event, 'Rally for Sally,' in which Blair urged parishioners and supporters to lash back at what he called an attempt by the 'homosexual lobby' to take over the elected position. 'If they succeed, it will serve as a warning shot across the bough [sic] of all elected officials who defend Biblical values,' the e-mail read, according to Americans United. 'Even if this is not your district, this race will effect [sic] you! Once a person is elected to the legislature, their voting impacts ALL Oklahomans.'"

Religious organizations are prohibited by law from direct involvement in political campaigns.

Blair is also upset that Kern is being challenged by a transgender candidate:

"He pointed to Kern's transgender opponent, Brittany Novotny, as what he calls proof that the 'homosexual lobby' has come to Oklahoma. 'In my few years, we've gone from Andy Griffith to 'Brokeback Mountain' and it's not getting any better,' he told ABCNews.com. 'We are just continuing to spiral into a moral abyss. "We have never officially endorsed or gotten into politics,' he said. 'We get into cultural issues.' Americans United's Lynn said he considers the issue to be "an open and shut violation. There's no ambiguity."

In related news, a video from the Brittany Novotny campaign, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Nice mustache, Pastor Blair. Just add a leather vest and you would be an icon to the community you persecute.

    Posted by: smc | Aug 18, 2010 10:21:30 AM


  2. I hope this inspires more groups to go after tax-exempt religious organizations that are involved in political campaigns.

    Posted by: Arthur | Aug 18, 2010 11:10:34 AM


  3. You might also be interested to know that Sally again made some pretty crazy and incendiary remarks recently. There's video at Brittany Novotny's campaign website. http://brittany4hd84.com/


    Posted by: Josh | Aug 18, 2010 11:53:15 AM


  4. CORRECTION: "Religious organizations are prohibited by law from direct involvement in political campaigns."

    Uhhh.... No they're not. They can - and do - get involved a whole lot.

    They just can't do it TAX-EXEMPT. There's a difference...

    Posted by: Justin N | Aug 18, 2010 12:57:01 PM


  5. First, the Mormons fund Prop 8. Now this Blair's group with wack-o Kern. A secret society of homosexual miilionaires working for freedom and equality??? How dare they???

    Posted by: Michael | Aug 19, 2010 12:18:38 PM


  6. "CORRECTION: "Religious organizations are prohibited by law from direct involvement in political campaigns."

    Uhhh.... No they're not. They can - and do - get involved a whole lot.

    They just can't do it TAX-EXEMPT. There's a difference..."

    That really should read "Religious organizations are prohibited by law from direct involvement in political campaigns _to elect or reject a candidate for office." Doing so can risk the religious organization losing their tax-exempt status.

    Posted by: Noel | Aug 19, 2010 5:28:12 PM


  7. If only it was illegal to be that stupid. Although, it IS entertaining.

    (I would still like to see her catch fire...)

    Posted by: TheNiebur | Aug 19, 2010 7:51:26 PM


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