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What's wrong with sending Washington lawmakers free Bibles?
What's wrong with sending Washington lawmakers free Bibles?

Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, does good work — I won’t call it the Lord’s work — in calling out violations of the 1st Amendment’s religion clauses. But his latest shot is a misfire. Lynn has criticized Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), an assistant majority whip, for mailing a Bible to every representative and senator. The Good Books had been donated by one of his constituents. “Our staffs provide us with policy memos, statistics and recommendations that help us make informed decisions,” Palazzo wrote. “However, I find that the best advice comes through meditating on God’s Word....

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