The Politicization Of Catholicism, Ctd

Andrew Sullivan —  Jun 8 2012 @ 2:18pm

A reader writes:

You wrote: “Where will it end?” It ends when their tax exemption gets threatened. And if they’re engaging in openly political activity it should get threatened.  When a priest says – from the pulpit (!) that you can’t be a Catholic and vote Democrat, well, it’s a political organization isn’t it?

I used to work for the church (25 yrs ago) and believe me, the possibility of their finances being looked over puts the fear of God in them.

I think that when a priest attends and blesses an announcement that a politician is switching parties, the tax exemption is null and void.