Skip to comments.IRS Strikes Deal With Atheists To Monitor Churches
Posted on 07/31/2014 9:18:10 PM PDT by TigerClaws
First Amendment: Government's assault on religious liberty has hit a new low as the IRS settles with atheists by promising to monitor sermons for mentions of the right to life and traditional marriage.
A lawsuit filed by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) asserted that the Internal Revenue Service ignored complaints about churches' violating their tax-exempt status by routinely promoting political issues, legislation and candidates from the pulpit.
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How about the black Muslims?
Who the hell is the IRS to be “striking deals” with anybody? If we had a real, honest DOJ, somebody would be doing some hard time turning big rocks into little rocks.
How about the black churches that regularly promote Democrats? I.e. actual political candidates.
Those pro-homosexual marriage liberaltarians must be so proud of themselves. The last thing they care about is churches.
Pray America wakes up
This regime’s time is up.
Title sounds like the IRS is hiring atheists to do the monitoring.
This is Nazi Germany. Ain’t fascism grand.
I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the case. You can bet the churches to be monitored will be only those attended by WHITE conservatives. The IRS is at it again.
I am truly frightened for my kids.
Clearly, unbalanced enforcement against white suburban churches but not against black inner-city churches which support Democrats is inequitable. One is tempted to say that there should be no restrictions whatsoever on churches engaging in political action but that opens the door to fraudulent churches created solely for that purpose. Another approach means going in the opposite direction: no church may enjoy a tax exemption if it engages in any political activity whatsoever. This, however, means that black churches will have to stop being organs of the Democrat party and it raises problems concerning a church's ability to defend its interests, qua church, on matters directly affecting them in their functions as churches such as hiring only believers. Churches should have the right certainly to engage in free speech and lobby in their own interests to survive.
Where does one draw the line between a church acting within the scope of its traditional role and political speech? Certainly the line should not be drawn by Lois Lerner's IRS. Nor should it be drawn by secret settlements to litigation between Lois Lerner's IRS and a left wing agitation group.
The irony here is that secular humanists (of which most atheists are), believe that humans are capable of a collective morality absent (faith-based) religion. It never occurs to them that the entirety of human history demonstrates that humans (individually and collectively) are more likely to act in an immoral manner in the absence of a moral code based on religion... put bluntly, their core belief is based on faith rather than on evidence.
Atheists are a-holes.
This needs a legislative fix asap
>> It never occurs to them
It never occurs to them they don’t know what they’re denying.
Support no candidate that does not support annihilation of the IRS.
The only twist is the IRS being directly involved.
The irony is, I can't remember the last time my parish priest spoke against abortion or gay marriage.
So in Seattle at least, no worries about running afoul of being "political" at all.
They are definitely on the liberal side. So no worries.
Only Conservatives will be targeted—you know that. This got to end—The IRS needs to be defanged and broken up. Maybe ended completely.
There are non 501-c3 churches, I know this to be true, I am a member of one. I won't attend a 501-c3 church.
Churches have the right to free speech. If it ever went to the Supreme Court, it would be unconstitutional. There have been many opportunities for liberals to challenge but they really don’t want it to go to court.
When government says we can’t talk about government sanctioned murder or government sanctioned sexual perversion, it is time to tell government to go back to hell where it came from.
You know that is never going to happen. Either the Obungler will exempt them, or the black churches will play their trump, er, I mean their race card.
Most black “Churches “ are FRAUD churches anyway....NO WAY can they be “Christians” and support the evil they do...
Actually a LOT of churches in general fall into this category today.
This policy by the IRS is a direct violation of the first amendment. The state may not interfere with religious speech - the government is now going to decide what “religious” speech is permissible and that which is not.
The churches have the right to criticize the government if it or it’s actions, policies violate God’s law. Abortion, homosexuality, marriage are all moral issues according to Judeo-Christian Scriptures and teaching.
If a church were preaching setting off bombs or killing police officers (sounds like some Muslim groups or rappers) - that’s obviously against the
law - but now a church that speaks out against a moral issue that has become political is not permitted?
This must be challenged in the courts. Also, tying political speech to the tax exempt status of churches is a joke. Churches have been given that exemption since the beginning of our nation - before there ever was a personal income tax. This about control, not the tax exemption - that’s being used as intimidation - rather extortion - because most churches are 100 members or smaller. Removing the tax exemption will cause many small churches to lose their property as they will not be able to afford the property taxes, let alone the federal, state, and local taxes, etc.
But the vast majority of church attending people go to small churches - this about controlling religious people to shut up, to further control speech certain persons don’t like. What do atheists care about abortion or same-sex marriage? The New Atheists want all religious speech stopped inside and outside the walls of the church building.
We need to burn up the phones and called our congresspersons! This is outrageous!
Atheists are joining the militant homosexuals in doing what they can to undermine our sacred traditions and institutions. They are marching with the left to fundamentally transform this country.
Marxist dictatorships don’t work with Christianity.
Pray America wakes up
In Cansda, preaching the Bible’s condemnation of homosexuality is a hate crime.
Remember that in most police states there are about five informants per government agent gathering dossiers on citizen activities.
Atheists infiltrating churches? Hmm... try thrusting a cross or crucifix into someone’s face if they look suspicious (i.e., liberal). A believer will be merely annoyed and ask you what’s the deal with the cross.
An atheist will recoil in horror just like a vampire.
Just a theory......