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IRS to Church: Shut Up!

1:00 PM -- From the CNN.com Dept. of Comparative Religion:

    The Internal Revenue Service has warned a prominent liberal church it could lose its tax-exempt status because of an anti-war sermon a guest preacher gave on the eve of the 2004 presidential election, church officials say.

    The Rev. George F. Regas did not urge parishioners at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena to support either President Bush or John Kerry, but he was critical of the Iraq war and Bush's tax cuts.
This so-called Christian criticized the President? Can't have that. I mean, once you allow churchmen to dabble in politics, where will it end?

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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OpticOm 12/5/2012 | 2:54:47 AM
re: IRS to Church: Shut Up! How you dare say that?!
If you don't like it, go back to the place you came from.
Because you are, probably, a member of the fifth column anyhow.
paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 2:54:46 AM
re: IRS to Church: Shut Up!
If you read the law, the candidate support was important to list is that backing a candidate is expressly forbidden for a church to keep its tax exempt status.

I suspect that you were unaware of that.

seven
o-man 12/5/2012 | 2:54:46 AM
re: IRS to Church: Shut Up! What is a RED panda anyway?

I suggest LR stays out of politics, it is useless and the majority of the readers are AMERICANS!
Who are the authors???
dljvjbsl 12/5/2012 | 2:54:45 AM
re: IRS to Church: Shut Up! This reminds me very much of Usenet trolling by the posting of some flame bait. I stopped reading Usenet 1o or so years ago becasue of practices like this.
Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 2:54:45 AM
re: IRS to Church: Shut Up! If you read the article, the church did not endorse any political candidate.
o-man 12/5/2012 | 2:54:44 AM
re: IRS to Church: Shut Up! Larry Monkey,

What does this have to do with LR? Is it a content discussion? If so I would rather discuss porn...
paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 2:54:44 AM
re: IRS to Church: Shut Up!
I read the article. The church claimed to not support any candidate. That claim is no more valid at this time than the IRS's claim that they did (which would be the reason they could remove tax exempt status). Until the entire thing is vetted out, it is unclear what the story is.

I was simply pointed out that this is the reason the article was written that way. Did you actually read my post?

seven
Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 2:54:42 AM
re: IRS to Church: Shut Up! Alas, seven, I'm compelled to read all your posts. I often translate them into English, as well.
Sigh. I must have killed several people in a previous life.
paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 2:54:42 AM
re: IRS to Church: Shut Up!
Larry,

Does killing several people in a previous life cause the ability to think to be capped at a 3rd grade level?

seven
Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 2:54:42 AM
re: IRS to Church: Shut Up! Larry Monkey,

What does this have to do with LR? Is it a content discussion? If so I would rather discuss porn...


So. Porn: Threat or Menace? Discuss.
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