A Dirty Trick Against Huckabee?
- Michael Scherer - Time
- Jan 4, 2008
In recent days, at least two evangelical pastors who are personally supporting Mike Huckabee received anonymous mailings warning that their churches risk sanction by the Internal Revenue Service if they become too involved in politics. The pastors said that the letters, one of which is notable for exaggerated punctuation and a spelling mistake, appeared aimed at preventing church leaders from encouraging congregants to turn out on caucus night.
Rick Scarborough, another Huckabee supporter and prominent evangelical leader who heads the organization Vision America, told those on the call that the letters should further motivate pastors to get their congregants to the caucuses. "My response to that would be for all of you men to make ten phone calls before you go to bed tonight," Scarborough said on the call. "Tell your people that you have been listening to legal opinion and you can be involved." Throughout the course of the 30-minute call, which included the advice of an attorney, no specific candidates were mentioned.
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