Skip to comments.VIDEO: Jerry Brown campaigns for tax measure at LA churches
Posted on 11/04/2012 6:54:35 PM PST by SmithL
LOS ANGELES - The choir sang, morning announcements were made and Mildred Rodgers watched as Gov. Jerry Brown took the pulpit at West Angeles Church of God in Christ.
She has grown accustomed to politicians visiting in elections years.
"Every voting season," Rodgers said. "It's really funny when we get two running for the same (office)."
This morning there was only Brown, campaigning in four traditionally black churches here for his ballot initiative to raise the state sales tax and income taxes on California's highest earners. The churches Brown visited in Los Angeles' poorer neighborhoods have hosted Brown before, and also Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. The congregations are large - the West Angeles church has more than 25,000 members - and the constituency reliably Democratic.
At West Angeles, Brown told the congregation a vote for his measure, Proposition 30, is a Christian act.
"It's like tithing," said Brown, a Democrat. "You've got to pay. And it's not about me, it's about us, it's about we, it's about us together."
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It’s okay when they do it.
A Christian Act?? That’s insane.
You think those thousands of letters fro the IRS to churches warning them not to politic went to black churches?
of course not!
I don’t think anyone is surprised either
Its really pathetic to see good ol’ Jerry Brown begging for votes to RAISE TAXES in obviously poor and minority districts (the so-called Democratic Party Plantation). It being precisely the residents of these neighborhoods that are most hurt by California’s higher and higher and higher and higher taxes (in their 9% sales taxes and in the incredible loss of jobs ... employment whereby they might improve their lives and even escape the down-trodden “Plantation” neighborhoods so they maybe won’t be taken advantage of so much by politicians trying to trick them into voting to tighten the chains that hold them back, year after year, in the ghetto (the other name for the Demo Party Plantation). Politicians really think voters, and especially black and other minority voters, are stupid, dumb, easy to hood-wink. The people should feel personally insulted by this put-down of their intelligence...
Most likely a threat, “if you don’t give me what I want we will start taxing church’s”
As a COGIC member I’m disgusted they’re allowing a false doctrine to be preached in the pulpit.
They want do anything about it unless it is a Conservative/Republican but I would still send it them to prove we are watching them and to let them know we realize they are hypocrites....
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Phone: (202) 466-3234
Fax: (202) 466-2587
I wouldn’t doubt that either
West LA is not exactly poor.