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Follow up to the church sign controversy below...

A civil rights group has requested the IRS intervene and investigate the church for violating the laws against churches keeping their non-profit status in exchange for not endorsing a political party or candidate.

 

http://www.au.org/files/pdf_documents/Church_In_The_Valley-10_23_2012.pdf

 

If the IRS takes this up, should they then deal with all the other churches that do the same thing (albeit without the racist bent this particular church used)?

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 7:04 PM on Oct. 25, 2012 in Religious Debate

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  • Holy cow! This church is less than a mile from my house and I haven't heard!

    Woohoo. Woohoo! Grandma won't be happy. She's a strict follower of this cult.
    texasgurl33

    Answer by texasgurl33 at 7:09 PM on Oct. 25, 2012

  • And to answer your question....YES!
    texasgurl33

    Answer by texasgurl33 at 7:34 PM on Oct. 25, 2012

  • Yes. Church and state should be kept separate. Churches know the laws. If they want to receive tax exempt status, they must abide by the rules. Just because they are a christian church doesn't mean they are above the rules.
    theMOMmission

    Answer by theMOMmission at 7:42 PM on Oct. 25, 2012

  • Yes, and absolutely.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 7:42 PM on Oct. 25, 2012

  • You made my day by posting this! I had to share it on FB!
    texasgurl33

    Answer by texasgurl33 at 7:48 PM on Oct. 25, 2012

  • That's awesome
    3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 8:24 PM on Oct. 25, 2012

  • Oh, and yes...absolutely.
    3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 8:24 PM on Oct. 25, 2012

  • yes. im surprised the IRS hasnt started investigating the Pulpit Freedom participants for the outright defying the law.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 10:35 PM on Oct. 25, 2012

  • I agree- can not have it both ways-
    soyousay

    Answer by soyousay at 9:00 AM on Oct. 26, 2012

  • MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 10:28 AM on Oct. 26, 2012

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