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Investigate Falwell Over Huckabee Nod, Group Tells IRS
CNSNews ^ | December 05, 2007 | Randy Hall

Posted on 12/05/2007 12:57:42 PM PST by JSDude1

A group that opposes interaction between religion and government Tuesday accused Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. of violating federal tax law by using the school's resources to endorse Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. The group also asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate.

In a complaint filed with the IRS, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (AU) noted that Falwell hosted the former Arkansas governor at a university event last Wednesday in Lynchburg, Va,


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: christian; church; falwell; huckabee; irs; libertyu; politicking; state
I thought this exactly the kind of tactics that Satan and the Left loves..I will love and forgive Mr. Lynd for this, but I DO NOT like him at all, and I DO have a vested interest (whomever Jerry Falwell Jr. endorses) as both a Christian, and a Graduate of Falwell's Liberty University!

There is no "seperation of Church-and-state" and Mr. Lynd would never have done this had this been a liberal christian university endorsing Hillary Clinton or Barak Obama!!...

1 posted on 12/05/2007 12:57:44 PM PST by JSDude1
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To: JSDude1

There are increasingly Evangelical churches that would love to do the same thing to conservatives. It’s really a shame.


2 posted on 12/05/2007 1:01:12 PM PST by twigs
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To: JSDude1

With this Huckabee is not just your small town man any longer.


3 posted on 12/05/2007 1:03:15 PM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: JSDude1

Uh...Falwell’s dead.


4 posted on 12/05/2007 1:03:33 PM PST by onedoug
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To: JSDude1

There are plenty of South Carolina black pastors endorsing Hillary and Obama. Is Barry Lynn going to demand an IRS investigation?


5 posted on 12/05/2007 1:06:03 PM PST by Kuksool
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To: onedoug
The article clearly calls him Junior.
6 posted on 12/05/2007 1:06:03 PM PST by JOAT
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To: JSDude1

Rats deliver campaign speeches from the pulpits of black churches.


7 posted on 12/05/2007 1:07:15 PM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: JSDude1

If churches stepped up and stopped their claim to tax exempt status they could endorse whom ever they wanted without the thumb of the government in their ass.


8 posted on 12/05/2007 1:07:34 PM PST by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: onedoug
Uh...Falwell’s dead.

Hey, that doesn't stop Democrats from voting.

9 posted on 12/05/2007 1:09:29 PM PST by Always Right
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To: All

If religious leaders wish to endorse politicians, they should consult James Dobson for advice on how to do it legally Back in 2005, Barry Lynn demanded an IRS investigation of Focus of the Family. After a year long audit, the IRS couldn’t find any dirt on Focus on the Family.


10 posted on 12/05/2007 1:12:21 PM PST by Kuksool
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To: JSDude1
Lynd is a loser, but so is Huckabee. Unfortunately, I think Falwell’s endorsement is based only on the Huckster’s status as a Baptist preacher, with all other issues being ignored.
11 posted on 12/05/2007 1:12:31 PM PST by NavVet (O)
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To: onedoug
Uh...Falwell’s dead

His sons aren't. One is now Chancellor of Liberty and the other is now pastor of his church.

12 posted on 12/05/2007 1:12:58 PM PST by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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Falwell hosted the former Arkansas governor at a university event last Wednesday in Lynchburg, Va., and later sent out an e-mail message on school letterhead endorsing Huckabee.

If they did use school resources to endorse the liberal candidate, they did in fact violate federal law.

13 posted on 12/05/2007 1:13:54 PM PST by iowamark
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To: onedoug
JR looks alive to me...


Jerry L. Falwell, Jr. Chancellor/President, Liberty University

14 posted on 12/05/2007 1:16:44 PM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: JSDude1

Barry Lynn of AMerican United is one of the most VILE creatures ever....he and Morris Dees are the BIGGEST FRAUDS out there.


15 posted on 12/05/2007 1:19:48 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: JSDude1

Well, I think Falwell was stupid to endorse Huckabee, but it’s his constitutional right as a citizen. I doubt whether he did it in his official capacity at the university.

Barry Lynd is a creep.


16 posted on 12/05/2007 1:23:17 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: JSDude1

Of course, not a peep when candidate Obama was made the centerpiece of the UCC annual convention. (United Church of Christ, aka Unitarians Considering Christianity)


17 posted on 12/05/2007 1:23:24 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: iowamark
Liberty University is not a church and JR is not a pastor..he is a Lawyer.
18 posted on 12/05/2007 1:27:02 PM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: JSDude1

Of course they do. They have nothing else to do with their pea size brains.


19 posted on 12/05/2007 1:35:15 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: JSDude1
The IRS tax law is an unconstitutional infringement on religious expression and free speech by the federal government.

The government should have no authority to grant or withdraw any benefits based on political speech, and especially on religious political speech.

20 posted on 12/05/2007 1:38:20 PM PST by untrained skeptic
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To: Earthdweller

I don’t know for sure, but I would bet that Liberty U is a nonprofit 501c3 corporation. Their resources may not be used to endorse political candidates.


21 posted on 12/05/2007 1:39:54 PM PST by iowamark
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I don’t believe that is the case. They run it based on tuition just the same as any other University. The church is separate from the University.
22 posted on 12/05/2007 1:43:13 PM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: freekitty
Of course Saddleback is in no danger an IRS complaint/investigation of endorsing a presidential candidate...
23 posted on 12/05/2007 1:44:16 PM PST by Vercingetorixbc (Veni, Vedi, Butti - I came, I saw, I kicked butt)
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To: JSDude1

Anyone know what school resources Falwell supposedly used?


24 posted on 12/05/2007 1:45:37 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: twigs
There are increasingly Evangelical churches that would love to do the same thing to conservatives.

Do what same thing?

25 posted on 12/05/2007 1:46:33 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: JSDude1

Amen, the spiritual warfare has started. But the gates of hell shall prevent prevail.....”


26 posted on 12/05/2007 2:04:37 PM PST by Lily4Jesus ( Jesus Saves)
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To: onedoug

JR.


27 posted on 12/05/2007 3:35:08 PM PST by JSDude1 (When a liberal represents the Presidential Nominee for the Republicans; THEY'RE TOAST)
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To: svcw

They shoudn’t have to!


28 posted on 12/05/2007 3:35:44 PM PST by JSDude1 (When a liberal represents the Presidential Nominee for the Republicans; THEY'RE TOAST)
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To: JSDude1

Maybe not. But when churches act in a cowardly fashion because of the tax exempt status, they shirk their duties and responsibilities.


29 posted on 12/05/2007 4:24:05 PM PST by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: Lily4Jesus

AMEN, and Bless you!


30 posted on 12/05/2007 8:40:32 PM PST by JSDude1 (When a liberal represents the Presidential Nominee for the Republicans; THEY'RE TOAST)
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