Friday, October 03, 2003

When are religious leaflets also campaign literature?

Via VLW, the Washington Post has this story on a dispute in a county board of supervisors' campaign in Spotsylvania County over whether the "religious" leaflets distributed by one of the candidates should also be considered campaign literature, and therefore subject to the requirements of election laws.

Apparently, the one candidate has been handing out these flyers for years, since long before the election; they are "titled 'Faith & Freedom,' a phrase used in books, lectures and study groups to talk about the relationship between religion and government and the intentions of the Founding Fathers. Dunn does not believe in separation of church and state."

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