Abuse of Religion
Any church that goes along with this request should immediately have its tax-exempt status revoked:
Churches are being asked to help gather signatures for an effort to overturn the state's new gay civil-rights law.
Referendum 65 asks voters whether they want to keep the law passed this year by the Legislature, which adds "sexual orientation" to a state law that bans discrimination in housing, employment, insurance and credit.
The amendment makes Washington the 17th state with laws protecting gays and lesbians, and the seventh to protect transgender people.
Referendum sponsor Tim Eyman has sent petitions to 5,400 churches in Washington for what he calls Referendum Sunday. He's asking the churches to help gather signatures and return the petitions the following Sunday, May 28.