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IRS agrees to monitor churches for electioneering
Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2014 | By Kimberly Winston

Posted on 07/21/2014 3:43:53 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The Internal Revenue Service said it will monitor churches and other houses of worship for electioneering in a settlement reached with an atheist group.

The settlement was reached Friday (July 18) in federal court in Madison, Wis., where the initial lawsuit was filed in 2012 by the Freedom from Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based atheist advocacy group that claims 20,000 members nationwide.

The suit alleged the IRS routinely ignored complaints by the FFRF and others about churches promoting political candidates, issues or proposed legislation. As part of their tax-exempt status, churches and other religious groups are prohibited from engaging in partisan political activity.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: churches; elections; ffrf; irs; mikeyweinstein

1 posted on 07/21/2014 3:43:53 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The headline is a headlie.

should read:
“IRS agrees to monitor predominantly white churches for electioneering”

2 posted on 07/21/2014 3:45:11 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I am sure all the Black churches will be first on the list!


3 posted on 07/21/2014 3:45:29 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
IRS agrees to monitor White, conservative churches for electioneering.

Fixed it.

4 posted on 07/21/2014 3:46:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Jackbooted government thugs entering my house of worship, under the false charge of ‘electioneering’? Bring it. That’s a hill I’m willing to die on. And I bet there’s a few who would do it with me.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 3:46:29 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Does this mean that voters will be required to present ids, now? /sarc


6 posted on 07/21/2014 3:48:47 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Can’t wait to see how Hillary and the Black Democrat preachers get around this latest atheist edict.


7 posted on 07/21/2014 3:51:46 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The churches should speak freely and start by preaching on the evils of taxing speech.

Sure they’ll pay a tax but they’ll get a bit of their soul back.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 3:52:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Hmmm? Why does the name Jeremiah Wright come to mind?????

Ain't be NO electioneering goin on here, just the chickens coming home to roost!!!!!!

9 posted on 07/21/2014 3:53:38 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The suit alleged the IRS routinely ignored complaints by the FFRF and others about churches promoting political candidates, issues or proposed legislation. As part of their tax-exempt status, churches and other religious groups are prohibited from engaging in partisan political activity.

Partisan political activity is only the endorsement of candidates or political parties. Churches are allowed to promote issues or proposed legislation all they want.

10 posted on 07/21/2014 3:54:43 PM PDT by Petrosius
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To: eeriegeno

Will the Reverend Jesse Jackson please check in!


11 posted on 07/21/2014 3:55:58 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: TurboZamboni

Well this oughta be fun.


12 posted on 07/21/2014 4:00:39 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You fixed it indeed.


13 posted on 07/21/2014 4:02:14 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Pulpit Freedom Sunday is Oct. 5, 2014

Will your church participate?

14 posted on 07/21/2014 4:02:21 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s just killing Lois Lerner that she can’t head the department monitoring conservative churches, of any color.


15 posted on 07/21/2014 4:05:22 PM PDT by upchuck (Peace in the Middle East? Only after Jesus returns. All else is hot air and violence.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I have never been in favor of any politician,
coming forward before the assembly, and
currying favor among the congregation.

I have heard pastors speak on political
issues, but some spoke with the decision
left with the congregants, which I believe
is the more American method.

“Hey this is wrong, and here’s why. But, YOU
must make the final decision.”

That way, it is not YOU vs Pastor Jones, but YOU
vs Providence.


16 posted on 07/21/2014 4:16:59 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Right ... some atheist got the IRS to 'agree' to enter churches to keep them honest.
17 posted on 07/21/2014 4:23:57 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Good! I’ll be happy to see some new faces in church.


18 posted on 07/21/2014 4:31:35 PM PDT by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: Guyin4Os

Does this include a ban on political activity by black churches?

Rev. Jackson?

Rev. Sharpton?

etc.?


19 posted on 07/21/2014 4:53:43 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: cripplecreek
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The churches should speak freely and start by preaching on the evils of taxing speech.

Sure they’ll pay a tax but they’ll get a bit of their soul back. .



Yep ... this is "THE ANSWER" to protecting America fro Obama's godless socialist conquest. Period.

Don't blame me ... I'm just the messenger.

Questions ?

Muster up the courage to do the free IRS download of "Pamplet P1828" which specifies the legal details of your tax-exempt church's sertitude to it's U.S. Government Masters.

Heck, I'll even do you the favor of providing the internet link:

IRS Legal Obligations of Tax-Exempt Christian Churches and Pastors" - (click)





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20 posted on 07/21/2014 4:58:58 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

I know of a few chl’s in my congregation... one’s in the choir!


21 posted on 07/21/2014 5:13:38 PM PDT by RebelTXRose (SECURE THE BORDER!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Shouldn’t it read “IRS has been monitoring white churches that have conservative pastors and will begin harassment scare tactics”


22 posted on 07/21/2014 5:20:08 PM PDT by barmag25 (There is nothing that a man needs that he can't find in the North Georgia mountains.)
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To: Petrosius
Churches are allowed

There's something very wrong with that phrase.

23 posted on 07/21/2014 5:24:03 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is this the “Christian left” churches too or only the “religious right” churches? The county sheriffs need to arrested every one of these corrupt, political bass turds that rides into town.


24 posted on 07/21/2014 5:53:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Terry L Smith

I think pastors and have a duty to point out the moral law as written in the bible. Ultimately a pastors can only help guide you to the truth as written. To suggest otherwise is a bit loony. No Pastor in america will hold a gun to your head, and order you on way or the other. Their after souls not votes.


25 posted on 07/21/2014 7:38:36 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
As part of their tax-exempt status, churches and other religious groups are prohibited from engaging in partisan political activity.

hmm. so are the "faith-based" organizations that Zero is working with to smuggle illegals and steal children violating their tax exempt status?

26 posted on 07/22/2014 12:41:54 AM PDT by blueplum
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