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Bishop Raymond Burke, of Wisconsin, was named as the new Archbishop for St Louis. Burke is a hardline conservative who has recently sent letters to state Senators in WI demanding that they hew strictly to the Church position on all issues or risk being booted from the community and insinuated that they would also risk their public offices. I was under the impression that our elected officials were elected to represent all of the people, not just their coreligionists. Shouldn't the IRS be revoking the tax-exempt status of the diocese he represents?
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