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Right-wing group advocates political lobbying in church listen

06/24/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Liberty Counsel, Religion, conservative Christian, abortion, pro-life, immigration, Gay Marriage


A conservative Christian group is asking church leaders to ramp up political advocacy. During one of several statewide “rallies” on Tuesday in Tampa, leaders with the Who Will Stand campaign showed a video telling pastors it’s OK to talk politics.

“Not one single church has ever in the history of America lost its tax exempt status for either endorsing or opposing a particular candidate or endorsing or opposing legislation or lobbying. Not one in America.”

That’s Matthew Staver, founder...

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Pro-choice activists combating Florida anti-abortion ballot measure listen

09/19/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A proposed constitutional amendment would eliminate privacy rights and could be another conservative step toward outlawing abortions in Florida. Vivian Taylor, volunteer coordinator for the group I Am Choice, said at a press conference in St. Petersburg Amendment 6 would demonize women for their reproductive choices.

“No one wants their medical records or their personal information made public information and that’s what Amendment 6 would do in essence.”

She said that’s becaus...


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