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Barry Lynn

Barry Lynn is a religous leader with ties to the Lehigh Valley area. Lynn, born in Bethlehem, Lehigh and Northampton County, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Boston University's School of Theology and Georgetown University's law program. A reverend, he is also the Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Barry Lynn is a religous leader with ties to the Lehigh Valley area. Lynn, born in Bethlehem, Lehigh and Northampton County, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Boston University's School of Theology and Georgetown University's law program. A reverend, he is also the Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. « Show less

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  • House approves bill to allow religious symbols on war memorials

     
    The House on Tuesday approved a measure that seeks to permit religious symbols in war memorials, a response to a court ruling declaring unconstitutional a cross atop a San Diego war memorial.
  • When do ministers cross the line?

    When do ministers cross the line?
    Today's question: At what point does a minister cross a line between merely sharing private views and involving a church in a political campaign, thereby inviting IRS scrutiny? Previously, Lynn and Stanley debated whether churches should receive tax...

    Does the IRS go too far with churches?

    Does the IRS go too far with churches?
    Today's question: Has the IRS ever gone too far in pushing back against political speech by clergy? Previously, Lynn and Stanley discussed the Constitution’s position on pulpit politics, how far ministers can delve into politics without inviting...

    Do tax laws gag the clergy?

    Today's question: Is federal tax law too restrictive on clergy who publicly endorse political candidates or voter initiatives? All week, Barry W. Lynn and Erik Stanley discuss the friction between church and state over the issue of political speech from...

    Tax laws and religious speech: what the Constitution says

    Tax laws and religious speech: what the Constitution says
    Today's question: Does the Constitution have anything to say about the relationship between federal tax law and political speech by clergy? Previously, Stanley and Lynn discussed how far ministers can delve into politics without inviting federal scrutiny,...