Im the pastor of a local church in the Northwest Louisiana area. I received a package of material from the U.S. Census Bureau asking me as a faith community leader to help promote the census to my congregation. Enclosed in the package was some promotional literature and a letter that reads in part: Heres my problem: 1. The government is asking me to dedicate church resources to promote its agenda; however, the government considers it wrong to use its resources to promote my churchs faith-based agenda. 2. The government is asking me to use my position of leadership to influence people to participate in a government project; however, government leaders will not use their official positions to influence people to participate in my churchs faith-based agenda. 3. While my denomination generally believes that good churchmanship also includes good citizenship, the government does not believe that good citizenship includes good churchmanship. In essence, the government is asking the church to do for it what it will not do for the church. Isn't this a separation of church and state issue? What say ye?