Bush hypocrisy knows no bounds

UPDATE: To put it another way...
Last summer, the Bush campaign blessed religious volunteers with a 22-point instruction sheet for achieving electoral salvation. (Sample counsel: "Send your Church Directory to your State Bush-Cheney '04 Headquarters.") Around the same time, a Southern Baptist pastor delivered a sermon that critics dubbed "more like a Bush campaign commercial than a church service" to 13,000 congregants and a national TV audience. IRS response: God bless! Now, the IRS is having a crisis of faith. In Florida, it's investigating an African-American church where John Kerry spoke for five minutes at a service last October. Hallelujah! Glory be! What made the IRS finally see the light? (Alternate reading: how come the government hates Jesus so much?)
-Greg Beato Via Wonkette
A Liberty City church's tax-exempt status is in jeopardy as the IRS has launched a probe into a visit by presidential candidate John Kerry last fall. Some wonder if the probe is politically motivated.

IRS probes politics at church

The IRS has notified a Liberty City church that it is under investigation for possibly engaging in political activity -- putting its tax-exempt status into question.

The probe is related to an appearance last October by Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and several black leaders, including U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek of Miami, the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Read on...

Of course it's politically motivated. Where does the hypocrisy come in? Read this from June 23, 2004.
Bush Visits Philadelphia

President Bush, on a fund-raising trip to Pennsylvania, said Wednesday he will commit more money to a program for delivering medications to people with HIV and AIDS. The administration said it would make an additional $20 million available immediately for the drug program.

The announcement was made as Bush flew in to visit the Greater Exodus Baptist Church and to raise money for the Republican Party. It was his 29th visit as president to Pennsylvania, a crucial state in his fight for re-election.
Bush Visits Philadelphia

Bush Campaign to Invade Churches

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