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Senate Hearing / Religious Liberty #90540

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 26, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Senate subcommittee hearing on religious liberty in light of police action aimed at some religious organizations featured; films shown. [Senator Orrin HATCH - notes this isn't USSR , Poland or Afghanistan.] [Reverend Everett SILEVEN - believes religious education is more important in Nebraska than law.] Sileven recalled arrested for operating church school without license. [National Coalition Unreg. Churches spokesperson Dr. Greg DIXON - accuses IRS (Internal Revenue Service) of being terrorist organization] [Lutheran Council United States of America spokesperson Reverend Charles BERGSTROM - disagrees.] Conviction and sentence of Sun Myung Moon for tax evasion recalled. [MOON - claims he was convicted for religious beliefs and practices; remarks transcribed on screen.] [Moon's INTERPRETER - notes Jesus Christ was tried and convicted.] [Senator Dennis DeCONCINI - is offended by Moon equating himself with Christ.] Focus of Senate hearing outlined.
REPORTER: Bill Greenwood

Greenwood, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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