Skip to comments.Pastor to Taunt IRS Over Free Speech
Posted on 10/05/2012 4:17:54 AM PDT by Kaslin
How did we get to where we are in our culture and our politics today? I have wondered this since Obama took office and started exacting his socialist agenda on our great country. There is plenty of blame to go aroundcomplacency, greed, laziness, apathy. I submit that churches may not have caused the problems we have today, but certainly could have curtailed the advancement of tyranny. In my work (my book and The Dr. Gina Show), I have laid out the way that some cowardly pastors have tolerated their flocks apathy, greed, complacency and laziness, and that only the pastors have the ability to cause a revolution of the greater congregation to make real change.
Some pastors have been brave enough to rise up and do exactly that. This weekend is Pulpit Freedom Sunday in churches across the country. Pastors in pulpits across the country will not only endorse candidates from the pulpit, but will also send the tapes of the services directly to the IRS. Now thats bold!
Pastor Jim Garlow (disclaimer, my pastor) of Skyline Church of San Diego is leading the charge. While other pastors concern themselves with losing membership for saying something that might offend a potential tithing member, or risk their tax exempt status, some are getting in the face of those who would subvert our Constitutional rights and daring them to sue.
This matters for many reasons, but two of them are crystal clear. The first is that Christians vote in dismal numbers. According to Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America, Christian women vote in even lower numbers (around 30%). Is it any wonder that we are losing ground on issues of life, liberty, and faith?
The second, less obvious but still critical reason why pastors must confront this lie is because it discourages Christian candidates from running for office. I hear pastors complain that not enough Christians run, and even complain about it from the pulpit, but do very little to help once a member of their parish, or congregation has stuck their neck out there to run. When I have tried to recruit good leaders of strong moral character to run, they often say, I cant do that to my family.
If those church-going candidates could run and know that they had not only a church, but an entire movement of churches supporting them, that would encourage more people who were accountable to churches, or synagogues to run. Think of the difference in the caliber of candidates representing us if they could count on the real support of the churches via the imploring of the pastors to act in campaigns that matter to the values of the churches!
This movement does not come without its typical Lame Stream Media mocking. But as Pastor Garlow understands, the truth of the Constitution, and American History is on our side. That makes the statists ridicule seem, well, ridiculous.
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They start off friendly, but look what happens when they are hit with the legitimacy of the Constitutional arguments:
This Sunday, if you live near San Diego, CA, join me as I join with Pastor Garlow and others in this very important take back of our freedoms.
If you cannot be in San Diego (it IS beautiful here this time of year, actually, its beautiful here all year), check to see if your pastor is participating, and if he is not, challenge him to do so.
Join us again as we rally for our freedoms on October 20 all over America, and stand against tyranny of our most intimate freedom, that of our churches.
Tyranny never warns a country that it is coming. Those falling into the grip of tyranny never know until it is too late. Hitlers Germany loved the free stuff he was giving away, on their way to the gas chamber. The churches were silent; afraid. As a result, millions died and Europe has lost its faith, and surrendered its freedom. With that comes poverty, every time. Our founders knew that, and that is why they included this special freedom from the state, for our churches.
Patriots, will you stand with me, and challenge your pastors to join with us this Sunday? Are you willing to part ways with your pastor if he is one of the gutless? Are you willing to answer to your children when they ask you why you didnt rise up and defend their freedom when it is gone? There are still a couple of surviving victims of the Nazi Holocaust alive who might be able to prep you for that conversation, if you are too afraid to act now.
What happened Wednesday night was the start of a taking back of America.
It is a sad day in America when the IRS can decide what can and cannot be spoken from the pulpit ...
It is all about the money..
These churches just LOVE the tax exempt status they get from the IRS for not speaking up...
If these churches just exempted themselves, they could say whatever they wanted..
Follow the dollar sign...
Yet NO PROBLEM if it is from a “black church”.
Yet another of the MANY reasons to abolish the IRS.
Bring back the fire & brimstone & nuns in traditional habits. Scare them straight!
Mainline churches are as corrupt as any other aspect of the Establishment.
There are thousands of inner city churches which endorse democrat candidates. Then there are the fake churches. Obama attended one of those for years. They are not churches. They are political organizations cleverly disguised as churches, so they can retain their tax-exempt status.
None of those churches have ever received a visit from the federal SS forces.
You are right on!! They, “minority” churches, have been allowed to campaign, for the left, from the pulpit for many years — since I can remember; I am now 75.
Here’s the thing...it’s my understanding that Churches are automatically exempt from paying taxes. They’re not required to file a 501c3 (non-profit) form and it’s a complete lie that they can only remain a non-profit by staying away from politics.
The law specifically exempts the Church. Prior to 1954 they *never* filed, it’s a complete misunderstanding that they must now. The “separation of church and state” goes both ways...the IRS has no jurisdiction over the Church. The power to tax is the power to destroy, how is that in-line with free speech and the 1st amendment?
If you take the king’s money, you do the king’s bidding...
Every pastor in the USA should support the FairTax because the FairTax restores EVERY pastor’s First Amendment rights.
No such entity as a “non-profit” under the FairTax — No businesses will pay federal income tax because the FIT is ABOLISHED!
Check it out: http://www.fairtax.org.
See my post #16.
I see what you are saying, but in this case your logic is flawed...
The only speech that has been taken away is because they enjoy their tax exempt status..
Money means more than to them than the free speech does..
Like I said, if you take the kings money, you do the kings bidding...
Ok, thanks. So what is the benefit of having 501 status?
The power to tax is the power to destroy. There is a reason that churches are not taxed.
This shouldn’t deprive them of their right to speak out on public issues, or which side of the issues individual politicians have shown themselves to be on.
You only have to know that LBJ was behind the current law to know that it is bad.
But, it is what it is, and the cash means more than the word, obviously...
well, in many cases, yes. But speaking out for good politicians, and against bad ones, is not against God's Word, is it?