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IRS: Politics can jeopardize churches' tax-exempt status
OneNewsNow ^ | 6/2/2012 | Associated Press

Posted on 06/02/2012 6:46:06 PM PDT by blueyon

WASHINGTON - Pastors meeting in Washington have been warned about political activities that could jeopardize their churches' tax-exempt status.

IRS regional manager Peter Lorenzetti told the Faith Leaders Summit that prohibited activities include endorsing or opposing candidates, campaigning for them, or making contributions to their campaigns.

But pastors are free to do any of those things as private citizens, according to Congressman G.K. Butterfield. The North Carolina Democrat, a former judge, said, "You simply cannot do it in your capacity as the pastor of the church and give the implication that the church is endorsing the candidate."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agenda; church; holder; obama
Someone might want to tell Eric Holder who went to talk to the Conference of National Black Churches and the Congressional Black Caucus this..
1 posted on 06/02/2012 6:46:19 PM PDT by blueyon
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To: blueyon

This occurs during every Marxist takeover like clockwork.


2 posted on 06/02/2012 6:49:16 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: blueyon

This law has never applied to black churches.


3 posted on 06/02/2012 6:49:40 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: blueyon

Notice that Holder’s meeting with the conference came AFTER Obama’s announcement on gay marriage, which most black churches oppose. In other words, “You’re welcome to support Obama from the pulpit, but if you criticize him from the pulpit, you’re exposing yourself to violating your tax-exempt status!”


4 posted on 06/02/2012 6:50:56 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: blueyon

Commie scum-boy has been telling them not to worry...


5 posted on 06/02/2012 6:52:39 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: blueyon; All

I must say I thought Jerry Falwell won a court case about something like this..........


6 posted on 06/02/2012 6:53:14 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: blueyon
With regards to this administration, what comes after “loathing”?
7 posted on 06/02/2012 6:54:03 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Sherman Logan
"This law has never applied to black churches. "

Catholic churches need not apply for Holder's dispensation...

8 posted on 06/02/2012 6:54:52 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: blueyon
IRS: Politics can jeopardize (White conservative) churches' tax-exempt status...

Fixed it.

9 posted on 06/02/2012 6:55:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: oldbrowser

>>With regards to this administration, what comes after “loathing”?

A couple things come to mind, but I prefer “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes”.


10 posted on 06/02/2012 6:57:06 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: blueyon

Yet Holder, the IRS and the ACLU went to a group of Black Pastor to rteach them how to campaign for Obama????
The hypocracy that exists in America under Obam is staggering!


11 posted on 06/02/2012 6:57:10 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: blueyon

Yet Holder, the IRS and the ACLU went to a group of Black Pastor to rteach them how to campaign for Obama????
The hypocracy that exists in America under Obama is staggering!


12 posted on 06/02/2012 6:57:17 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: blueyon

What’s it going to take to put the IRS in jeopardy?


13 posted on 06/02/2012 6:59:45 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: blueyon

Tax them all or tax none of them but let them speak freely.


14 posted on 06/02/2012 7:01:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: blueyon

Mr. Lorenzetti may wake up tomorrow with a horse’s head in his bed.


15 posted on 06/02/2012 7:14:15 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: blueyon

IRS rules on politics and campaigning ONLY apply to white churches; Black churches ALWAYS get a pass whether it is at the local level or in a national campaign.


16 posted on 06/02/2012 7:21:21 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: PapaNew

A tax revolt, but Americans are too terrorized to pull it off.


17 posted on 06/02/2012 7:25:22 PM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: gorush

Except, of course, ALL the campaigning and speeches that go on in black churches.

As opposed to the preachers before the American Revolution leading their congregations out, with their guns, to join.

Are we men?


18 posted on 06/02/2012 7:25:45 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: blueyon

IRS: Politics can jeopardize churches’ tax-exempt status
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UNLESS it’s a Black Church.


19 posted on 06/02/2012 7:50:15 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
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To: blueyon

“IRS regional manager Peter Lorenzetti told the Faith Leaders Summit that prohibited activities include endorsing or opposing candidates, campaigning for them, or making contributions to their campaigns. “

The Mouthpiece for the Administration speaks. For years the Black Churches have been pimping from the pulpit for the Democrats.

NOW, Obama is directing HIS IRS to target opposition churches.

EVERYONE on this Forum should check out the Cristiano Rebellion in Mexico. In the Early 1900’s the Socialist Government there attempted to wipe religion from public life in Mexico, using the army and military terror. A sizable number of the Mexican population went from passive protest and resistance to open rebellion and succeeded in forcing the government to moderate their opposition to God and religion in the public sphere. Only until fairly recently did the Mexican government fully lift restrictions against religion.

There is a movie which has been released this weekend on this very subject, and, as it is NOT a Hollywood Production, should represent the story pretty accurately.

The Obama Administration, along with preceding administrations since Ronald Reagan, have sought to do the same thing here.


20 posted on 06/02/2012 7:50:49 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Texas56
IRS rules on politics and campaigning ONLY apply to white churches; Black churches ALWAYS get a pass whether it is at the local level or in a national campaign.

Exactly. Last election, there was a black church in our area that had a get out and vote for Obama sign in front of their church. Churches are also clearinghouses for info on how to game the welfare system.

Wonder how they will feel this election cycle supporting the down-low?

21 posted on 06/02/2012 8:07:56 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: blueyon
It's time for churches to believe in God's provision and drop their tax-exempt status.

"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. Malachi 3:10

Let churches be salt and light to the world, not be compliant to the world.

22 posted on 06/02/2012 8:30:29 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: blueyon

To hell with IRS, its time to preach it bro... Preach against Obama, preach up morals and reality, the state be damned...


23 posted on 06/02/2012 8:32:12 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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This is such a crock: clearly intended to intimidate churches that seek to defend freedom of religion, oppose unjust statist “mandates”, and preach Christian teachings on unnatural sex practices. The Black churches are ALL about politics and our gun-running,race-hustling Attorney General just delivered a political speech to a large group of Black politician/preachers this week.If they try to use the IRS to muzzle churches or to fine them out of existence, there will be hell to pay. In the next world AND this. Believing Christians can only take so much from this godless anti-Christian government.


24 posted on 06/02/2012 9:10:18 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: blueyon
IRS: Politics can jeopardize CONSERVATIVE churches' tax-exempt status

Fixed. As long as the preachers are pimpin' for Barry and the 'RATS, they'll be okay.

25 posted on 06/02/2012 9:15:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GMTA!


26 posted on 06/02/2012 9:16:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: PapaNew

“What’s it going to take to put the IRS in jeopardy?”

Stop funding them...TEA PARTY for real!


27 posted on 06/02/2012 9:19:57 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: blueyon

Isn’t that the truth! How about Gore’s Budhist temple fundraising.


28 posted on 06/02/2012 10:25:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This space for rent...)
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To: blueyon

Obama and the Dems will be in all kinds of Churches trolling for votes and money!! HYPOCRITES!!


29 posted on 06/03/2012 3:50:02 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: blueyon

I dare Obama to start targeting churches. It would ensure the destruction of him and his party. They would not win an election for twenty years.


30 posted on 06/03/2012 6:51:39 AM PDT by Woodsman27
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