Dear Mr. Sali,
"It was brought to my attention that your election campaign personnel distributed voting flyers on the windshields of cars belonging to members of our congregation during Sunday Worship on May 21st, 2006. This was done without our permission, and without seeking our consent. Please do not do this again.
"Our congregation is vigorously pro-Life, and entirely apart from any flyers or other marketing tools, any pro-Life candidate would easily receive 95% of the available votes. At best your efforts were redundant, at worse disrespectful.
"I consider it a sacred responsibility to distinguish between the preaching of the Gospel – with all its power to change the hearts and minds of believers – and the preaching of any political candidate or agenda. When I teach the Bible, pro-Life votes flow naturally without the need for marketing, because I make no bones about right and wrong moral choices, including abortion by name. Your actions have made it more difficult for me to be an effective pastor by confusing the two agendas, and have therefore undermined the cause.
"Thank you for respecting the wishes of this Fellowship.
Greg Daulton, Lead Pastor
Coeur d'Alene Assembly of God
DFO: Sali supporters did the same thing at my small church, Hayden Bible, and many of the other churches in town. Bad form. Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise writes about Bill Sali tactic here.