Thursday, September 30, 2004

Bismarck Tribune Online - Bismarck, ND

Bismarck Tribune Online - Bismarck, ND: "Liffrig letter stirs some clergy concern
By KAREN HERZOG, Bismarck Tribune
A letter sent out last month by Senate Republican candidate Mike Liffrig has raised alarms among some members of the clergy.

The letter, mailed to North Dakota clergy in late August, asked pastors to gather 'a handful of pro-life and pro-traditional marriage people who can serve as an informal Get Out the Vote Committee' for their congregations.

For the Rev. Paul Schauer, the first reaction was shock. Schauer is pastor at Sunne Lutheran Church at rural Wilton.
'My second reaction was, this is a blatant intrusion of partisan politics into the church,' Schauer said."

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