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Special Assignment (Politics and Religion) #67680

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 24, 1980
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(Studio) Health and Human Services Secretary Patricia Harris' comparison of political actions of fundamentalist religious groups with Ayatollah Khomeini noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(DC) Reverend Glenn Jaspers' campaign efforts for Ronald Reagan during his sermons said illustrating fundamental religious efforts of numerous preachers. [JASPERS - campaigns.] IRS (Internal Revenue Service) noted refusing to disclose whether it's investigating partisan political efforts by tax exempt insts. [Religious historian Martin MARTY - notes concern with fundamentalist movement] [Americans United for Separation of Church and State spokesperson Reverend Gene PUCKETT - comments.] Iowa fundamentalists' campaign against Senator John Culver in favor of lay preacher Charles Grassley noted. [Christians for Reagan spokesperson Colonel DONER - campaigns. against Culver.] campaign. strategy taken by Iowa fundamentalists against Culver noted same as that used against Grassley's primary opponent Tom Stoner; details given. [STONER - comments.] Culver's response noted. [Vice President Walter MONDALE - praises Culver.] [CULVER - comments.] [DONER - campaigns. against Culver.] [GRASSLEY - comments.]
REPORTER: Jim Wooten

Robinson, Max;
Wooten, Jim

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