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Aug 15, 2008 4:39 pm

Barr Threatens to Sue Church for Not Inviting Him to Forum

I hope that this story was misreported. No Libertarian candidate deserving of the name would even consider forcing a church to do this. Unfortunately the evidence reported indicates that the story is accurate:

Barack Obama and John McCain are scheduled to make a joint appearance Saturday at Saddleback Church in Orange County, Calif...

Russ Verney, campaign manager for the former Georgia congressman, has just sent out a mass e-mail saying Barr will seek a court order to require the church to invite him, too.

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Randll Reese Besch - 8/22/2008

He should be suing for the fact that this travesty happened at all. Separation of church and state anyone? Or is that even relevant anymore as church/corporation/state merge?

David T. Beito - 8/16/2008

I think it should invite him but as a private institution it should not be forced to.

Jonathan Dresner - 8/16/2008

Why does it's status as a church have anything to do with it? It's acting as a political forum, and Barr is a party candidate.