October 2, 2010

Let the battle between state and church begin

The Rev. Cary K. Gordon, a pastor at Cornerstone World Outreach in Sioux City, IA, sent a letter to area churches asking them to join in Project Jeremiah 2010, an effort to oust three Iowa Supreme Court justices who are up for retention votes in November. The state’s high court ruled 7-0 in 2009 that Iowa’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

Americans United for Separation of Church & State is a nonpartisan group that works to protect church-state separation. AU has asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate Cornerstone, alleging the church has violated its tax-exempt status by trying to influence the upcoming election.

The Rev. Cary K. Gordon fired back, stating, “Let the battle between state and church begin,” and offering free legal services via the Plano, Texas based Liberty Institute to any church following his misguided direction. 

The full story is reported in an online article by the Sioux City Journal.