Democrats are receiving warning signs that they are in trouble even in blue states.
And they are taking desperate action to try and change the tide against them.
Kamala Harris sent a message out to 300 churches that has Democrats panicked.
Due to the passage of the Johnson Amendment in 1954, churches and other 501(c)(3) organizations cannot “participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.”
Despite that fact, Vice President Kamala Harris has a video that she’s planning on delivering to more than 300 black churches in Virginia urging them to vote for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in November’s election.
Harris starts by attempting to find common ground with the people viewing her message noting her experiences at church as a child.
“So when I was growing up, we sang in the choir at Oakland’s 23rd Avenue Church of God,” Harris says in the video. “We sang hymns about how faith combined with determination will see us through difficult times. And we were taught that it was our sacred responsibility to raise our voice and lift up the voices of our community. One of the most significant ways I believe that we can each use our voice is through our vote.”
But Harris didn’t just urge people at church to vote, she specifically told them to vote for Terry McAuliffe.
“So Virginians, you have the opportunity now to raise your voice through your vote, because it’s election time,” she continued. “As you know, this is an important election coming up on Tuesday, November 2, and early voting is already underway. I believe that my friend Terry McAuliffe is the leader Virginia needs at this moment. Terry McAuliffe has a long track record of getting things done for the people of Virginia.”
Harris went on praising McAuliffe, stating that he is a “leader who has a vision of what is possible, and the experience to realize that vision.”
“Terry McAuliffe is that leader. In 2020, more Virginians voted than ever before, and because you did, you helped send President Joe Biden and me to the White House,” Harris concludes. “This year, I know that you will send Terry McAuliffe back to Richmond. So early voting has already started. And this is the first year that you can vote on Sunday. So please vote after today’s service.”
Churches that play the message could be in danger of losing their tax-exempt status.
According to the IRS “churches and religious organizations, are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office.”
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