Sioux City-A national religious liberty group wants the Internal Revenue Service to investigate a Sioux City church that has allegedly campaigned for the ouster of three Iowa Supreme Court justices.
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State of Washington, D.C., alleges in a letter filed Thursday that Cornerstone World Outreach tried to recruit other churches into a statewide effort to unseat the justices who are up for retention.
The complaint cites a Sept. 3 letter from the church that urges other congregations to join "Project Jeremiah 2010," a coordinated effort to vote the justices off the bench. The plan asks pastors to urge a "no" vote for the justices on the three consecutive Sundays before Election Day, according to the complaint.
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