Illinois, USA: Anti Gay Black Ministers Using Robocalls to Sway House Members on Marriage Equality

Written by scott on April 29th, 2013

Chicago ShorelineA group of black Chicago ministers are using robocalls to try to convince black caucus members to vote against the marriage equality bill. On Top Magazine reports:

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the African-American Clergy Coalition (AACC) launched another round of 40-second robocalls featuring Pastor James Meeks, a senior pastor of Chicago’s Salem Baptist Church and a former state senator, urging constituents to call their representatives and encourage them to vote against legalizing such unions in Illinois.

Our allies on the African American community in Illinois need to stand up to counter this discriminatory message.

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2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Andy Cordero says:

    Isn’t this the kind of shit disallowed by the IRS in order to retain their 501(c)(3) non-profit designation?!!! Every election cycle, churches seem to cross this line more & more. Where the hell is the IRS to enforce this policy?!!!

  2. scott says:

    Not as long as they don’t implicitly endorse or go after a particular candidate, as I understand it. But it ought to be.

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