edit - 1:53pm - WLOS ran the story.
East Waynesville Baptist asked nine members to leave. Now 40 more have left the church in protest. Former members say Pastor Chan Chandler gave them the ultimatum, saying if they didn't support George Bush, they should resign or repent. The minister declined an interview with News 13. But he did say "the actions were not politically motivated." There are questions about whether the bi-laws were followed when the members were thrown out.
edit - 2:14pm - Daily Kos has a second post with more links and details.
I urge anyone who stops by to go there and take a look. As they point out, this isn't just one rogue church. This is just the sign of the times - of what's to come. For my fellow Virginians, remember just how "fundy" this state is (Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell).
This is completely wrong - no matter what political/relgious stripe you are. At the very least this church completely jeopardized its tax-exempt status. At the very worst, this can happen anywhere.
Remember: God is not a Republican or a Democrat. Not all Christians are Republicans. One's political affiliation doesn't have to define them... for Christians, your faith should fundamentally define who you are - then vote according to how you feel and what you believe.
This. Is. Wrong.