I just wanted to put this initiative on the community radar and wish FFRF good luck with this. Churches have been ramping up electioneering and becoming more and more open about their pushes for candidates and parties. They use a very simple code that should fool no one.
They swap out “Intelligent Designer” for god. They claim “god” on the money and in the Pledge are just traditional hat tips to deism (but after they win, argue it demonstrates we’re a Christian nation). They use “family values” for anti-gay and anti-women. And it’s been this way ever since they discovered it can sometimes work to subvert church-state separation.
The judge in Dover called them out on it and said that it’s not sufficient to simply use code for “god” and “creationism.” And I hope the judge in this case sees the same wisdom. “Bible” and “Biblical values” as code for “Republican” should fool nobody who follows religious blogs or sites. And neither should it be allowed as legal means to subvert tax exemption laws. Good luck, Dan and FFRF, in your latest case.