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Voting in Church Buildings?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by STEPcoach, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. STEPcoach

    STEPcoach New Member

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    I've never found out why, when the secularists are so bent on "separation", they are quick to hold governmental elections in church buildings. I get the convenience - location, facilities, etc - but isn't this hypocritical? And why are so many churches happy to let Them use Our facilities?
    Opinions welcome as well as historical facts.
     
  2. mont974x4

    mont974x4 New Member

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    Is this a regional issue?
     
  3. STEPcoach

    STEPcoach New Member

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    everywhere?

    well, I ... don't know. I have made the ill advised assumption (NOT a rare event) of thinking that all parts of the country do this. I have lived in the south all my life and have know it throughout this region. I guess yankees hold voting in churches.
    Do they where you live?
     
  4. mont974x4

    mont974x4 New Member

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    We used to use a lot of schools but now we have one place for a city of 60,000. It's in one of the convention center buildings at the state fair grounds. However, we have more and more people voting by absentee ballots.

    I suspect that having such a ready supply of churches in the South is one reason why its common there.
     
  5. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    Several churches are used here in Upstate NY. With many locations - lines are not that long.
     
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    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Why is it hypocritical?
     
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    poncho Well-Known Member

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    The tax man has declared the church shouldn't dabble in politics but it's okay to use them as polling places. If Christ was still the head of the church instead of the tax man He would be whipping the pollsters with a knotted cord.
     
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