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"Louisville church holds vigil for Sheehan." Did church violate IRS rules?
WHAS-11 TV ^ | 8/17/05

Posted on 08/18/2005 10:36:46 AM PDT by LarryDeRobio

Yesterday, The New York Sun reported that "The political action branch of MoveOn.org that is coordinating the vigils said on its Web site that all of its activities "are considered partisan under the law." The group counseled those holding vigils not to use the resources or facilities of nonprofit organizations, whose tax status could be jeopardized by political activity (LINK).


TOPICS: US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: cindysheehan; irs; religiousleft
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1 posted on 08/18/2005 10:36:47 AM PDT by LarryDeRobio
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To: LarryDeRobio

screeching moonbat banshee bump.


2 posted on 08/18/2005 10:38:56 AM PDT by TBP
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Which church? I was just in Louisville for a wedding.


3 posted on 08/18/2005 10:40:07 AM PDT by nuffsenuff
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Church? Don't you mean Mosque, or Commune, or Scientology Reading Room?


4 posted on 08/18/2005 10:41:31 AM PDT by neodad (I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harm's way)
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To: LarryDeRobio

Of course they did, but nothing will be done about it.


5 posted on 08/18/2005 10:41:43 AM PDT by Sonar5 (60+ Million have Spoken Clearly - "We Want Our Country Back")
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To: LarryDeRobio

The church only violated IRS rules if it is actually a 501(c)(3). Not all churches register as such, nor are they required to.


6 posted on 08/18/2005 10:44:03 AM PDT by TommyDale
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To: LarryDeRobio
The Constitution holds that churches may not be state regulated or prescribed. It does not indicate that churches, which are collections of religious people, cannot participate in politics. There is no valid law that can prohibit a church from involving itself in any political activity.
7 posted on 08/18/2005 10:46:53 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: aculeus; general_re; hellinahandcart; Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day; Petronski; Thinkin' Gal; ...
Whaddaya know, moonbats in Louisville.
8 posted on 08/18/2005 10:47:11 AM PDT by dighton
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Only Christians the ACLU deems Conservative can violate IRS rules.


9 posted on 08/18/2005 10:52:04 AM PDT by Rosemont
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To: LarryDeRobio
WHAS11.com is a subscriber site. Use this (from bugmenot.com) if you want to read the article:

email: noway@dude.com
password: bugmenot

The church in question is a Baptist church. Hmmm...

FWIW, the linked article has nothing to do with the text you posted about the IRS, etc.

10 posted on 08/18/2005 10:53:48 AM PDT by upchuck ("If our nation be destroyed, it would be from the judiciary." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: GingisK

If they are registered as a 501(c)(3) as TommyDale posted, they are subject to all IRC rules prohibiting political activity.


11 posted on 08/18/2005 10:54:55 AM PDT by LarryDeRobio
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To: nuffsenuff

Well, the site says it is a church of peace.


12 posted on 08/18/2005 10:58:26 AM PDT by MamaB (mom to an angel)
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To: LarryDeRobio

I guess my question is: "Is having a prayer vigil for someone a political activity?". I do not agree with Sheehans views and know I differ with this church if they held one, but I don't know how the government can regulate a prayer vigil.


13 posted on 08/18/2005 10:58:54 AM PDT by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: upchuck

"FWIW, the linked article has nothing to do with the text you posted about the IRS, etc"

I know I conflated two separate articles, I apologize. Was just trying to show that MoveOn itslef warned against such potential IRS violation


14 posted on 08/18/2005 10:58:58 AM PDT by LarryDeRobio
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To: dighton

Louisville Buggerers


15 posted on 08/18/2005 10:59:32 AM PDT by Safetgiver (Only two requisites to be a judge. Gray hair to look wise and hemorrhoids to look concerned.)
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To: TXBubba

If they used MoveOn political materials they can be in violation just as some churches were found to be in the past for distributing what were determined to be "partisan" pro-life materials etc.


16 posted on 08/18/2005 11:02:40 AM PDT by LarryDeRobio
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To: LarryDeRobio

100:1 that the church is a NCC member.


17 posted on 08/18/2005 11:04:43 AM PDT by polymuser
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Which church? I'm in Louisville! I'll go to a FReeper counter march


18 posted on 08/18/2005 11:04:46 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: GingisK

"The Constitution holds that churches may not be state regulated or prescribed. It does not indicate that churches, which are collections of religious people, cannot participate in politics. There is no valid law that can prohibit a church from involving itself in any political activity."

The law does not prohibit churches from engaging in political activity. It prohibits ALL tax-exempt entities from engaging in political activity.


19 posted on 08/18/2005 11:06:08 AM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse
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To: polymuser

Just saw that, figures.


20 posted on 08/18/2005 11:06:21 AM PDT by LarryDeRobio
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