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Resource ID: #17373
Subject: Religion
Source: Antelope Valley Press (Palmdale, Calif.)
Date: Nov. 4



This pre-election story examines "whether involvement by area churches in local political races potentially violated rules governing tax-exempt organizations." The reporter details the activity of "a political committee largely staffed by area clergy, who have litmus tests on politico-religious views" and have publicly endorsed local candidates. The story reveals that the church group - called Community Impact Committee - has been formed "in an apparent effort to get around the constitutional wall that separates church from state."

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