The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a complaint with the IRS against the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
They claim he has violated IRS rules. And they believe they have a solid case against him.
They say his "Vote Biblical Values" voter's guide is in violation. They also claim that during the month of October he published articles favorable to Romney.
The voter's guide was a typical guide which revealed the position of various candidates on biblical issues and values.
Rob Boston, with the Americans United for Separation of Church and State, also an atheist organization, says there are more complaints this year than in any other previous year. He says complaints have "sky rocketed."
He thinks Family Research Council and American Family Association is responsible.
Americans United have also filed their own claim against Church in the Valley in Leaky, Texas.
Well, the church put this message on their marquee sign out front:
"Vote for the Mormon, not the Muslim."
"The capitalist, not the communist."
Ironically more pastors preached sermons in violation of the ridiculous IRS rule this year than ever before and so far the IRS has ignored it. So far.
Every aspect of Christian expression will become fair game in the present cultural environment.
AA Hodge, a Princeton theologian saw this for what it is and said so out loud in 1887:
"The atheist doctrine is gaining currency, even among Christians, that an education provided by common should be entirely emptied of religious character. If every party in the state has the right of excluding from the public schools what ever he does not believe to be true, then he that believes most will must give way to him that believes least, and then he that believes least must give way to him that believes nothing, no matter in how small a minority the atheists or agnostics may be. On this scheme, if it is consistently and persistently carried out in all parts of the country, the United States system of national popular education will be the most efficient and wide instrument for the propagation of atheism which the world has ever seen."
Public education has been stripped of its Christian values roots. We are now experiencing a culture that wants any values related to Christianity stripped away.
Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.