A Texas church has put town of Leakey on the map, but not for anything good. The Church in the Valley located in the small 300-person town is making news today for its marquis message: “VOTE FOR THE MORMON, NOT THE MUSLIM! FOR THE CAPITALIST, NOT THE COMMUNIST!” The sign, created by the churches pastor, Ray Miller, is meant to display his conservative and passionate views on the upcoming presidential election. Outside of the church hangs a banner that further pledges Miller’s allegiance to Mitt Romney, “Make a Stand. Christian Patriot Conservative Headquarters.”
Over his years as president, Barack Obama has been questioned about his religious affiliation. On numerous occasions he has declared himself a Christian, but to no avail, since Pastor Miller and others do not to believe him.
Texas, the home state of George W. Bush, is known for some of its residents’ hatred for President Obama and Republican voter loyalty. However, Pastor Miller’s display of freedom of speech, if further investigated, may have the church in hot water with the IRS. As the law states, tax-exempt organizations like churches aren’t allowed to campaign for, or endorse, political candidates. The churches marquis is in clear violation, and in turn, may result in the church losing its tax-exempt status.
Pastor Miller has declined interviews with the local news.
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