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Bush Seeks to Mobilize Religious Conservatives
by Shannon at 11:01 am EDT, Jul 2, 2004

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush, seeking to mobilize religious conservatives for his reelection campaign, has asked church-going volunteers to turn over church membership directories, campaign officials said on Thursday.

In a move sharply criticized both by religious leaders and civil libertarians, the Bush-Cheney campaign has issued a guide listing about two-dozen "duties" and a series of deadlines for organizing support among conservative church congregations.

Bush Seeks to Mobilize Religious Conservatives
by k at 2:22 pm EDT, Jul 2, 2004

] But the Rev. Richard Land, who deals with ethics and
] religious liberty issues for the Southern Baptist
] Convention, a key Bush constituency, said he was
] "appalled."
] "First of all, I would not want my church directories
] being used that way," he told Reuters in an interview,
] predicting failure for the Bush plan.

[ Good. SO he's alienated the fiscal conservatives, worked hard to alienate the military and their families, and now he's gonna work on pissing off large segments of the religious base? Sounds like a winning combination to me. Granted, these people are probably pretty solidly red overall, but every vote counts and all that... a few percent change could make the difference. -k]

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