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In Depth (Politics & Religion) #760172

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 19, 2004
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Criticism that President Bush’s campaign to sign up church-going supporters has crossed the legal line barring tax-exempt churches from engaging in partisan politics examined; details given of a memo asking ministers to send church directories to Bush-Cheney campaign headquarters and of the endorsement of Bush on evangelical Websites. [Family Research Council Tony PERKINS†- speaks on the need for the voice of the church to be heard in the halls of government.] [Southern Baptist Convention Dr. Richard LAND†- says it’s an inappropriate & outrageous intrusion.] [Rev. Jerry FALWELL – says men & women of God may voice their personal opinion.] [Americans United for Separation of Church and State Barry LYNN††- criticizes Falwell.] Appearances by Senators John Kerry and John Edwards at churches shown. [Bush-Cheney campaign spokesman Terry HOLT†- says people of faith should be encouraged to participate in the political process.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea

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