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  • Jindal wrote that he was part of an exorcism in 1994. He never used the word exorcism but describes as scene where he was a part of a group that was chanting,"Satan, I command you to leave this woman." Then described the woman as being purified. He wrote down this experience for the New Oxford Review.
  • Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has spearheaded a measure that has drained tens of millions of dollars of Government money away from public schools and to Religious Private Schools. Opponents of the measure have argued that this is a clear violation of the separation of church and state clause of the 1st Amendment. Government cannot endorse a specific religion.
  • Edward Roderick Davies was Ann Romney's father and died in 1992 after living as a staunch atheist all his life. Recently-discovered records show that, in keeping with their controversial tradition of posthumously Baptizing non-Mormons, a ceremony was held to invite Mr. Davies into the Church of Latter Day Saints one year after he died.
  • C Street has been the subject of controversy over its claimed tax status as a church, the ownership of the property and its connection to the Fellowship, and the reportedly subsidized benefits the facility provides to members of Congress. Until 2009, C-Street was exempt from real property taxes. When it was revealed that rooms were being rented out as residencies, the exemption was amended to 34% exempt. Soon it was revealed that the Fellowship had no control over C-Street. Mainstream Christian Pastors filed a petition to revoke C Street's remaining tax exemption due to its secretiveness on the grounds that it is not a religious institute. Further investigations show that C Street charges its Capitol Hill residents rent that is well below market price for more tax breaks.