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My Take: Stop Using Churches as Polling Placesposted on November 7, 2012
The Reverend Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, writes for CNN about his beliefs that voting should not take place at churches, “especially those festooned with political signs.” Rev. Lynn references two surveys that found that voters were more influenced by church doctrine when voting at churches “I’ve talked with people who describe their unease voting on an abortion-related referendum in a Catholic church, where they may be surrounded by posters depicting abortion as a grisly holocaust. No public library … would display such material next to the voting machines,” writes Lynn.