Skip to comments.IRS agrees to monitor churches for electioneering
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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“IRS agrees to monitor predominantly white churches for electioneering”
I am sure all the Black churches will be first on the list!
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.
Does this mean that voters will be required to present ids, now? /sarc
Can’t wait to see how Hillary and the Black Democrat preachers get around this latest atheist edict.
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.
Ain't be NO electioneering goin on here, just the chickens coming home to roost!!!!!!
Partisan political activity is only the endorsement of candidates or political parties. Churches are allowed to promote issues or proposed legislation all they want.
Will the Reverend Jesse Jackson please check in!
Well this oughta be fun.
You fixed it indeed.
Will your church participate?
It’s just killing Lois Lerner that she can’t head the department monitoring conservative churches, of any color.
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
Good! I’ll be happy to see some new faces in church.
Does this include a ban on political activity by black churches?
I know of a few chl’s in my congregation... one’s in the choir!
Shouldn’t it read “IRS has been monitoring white churches that have conservative pastors and will begin harassment scare tactics”
There's something very wrong with that phrase.
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.
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.
hmm. so are the "faith-based" organizations that Zero is working with to smuggle illegals and steal children violating their tax exempt status?