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To: djf

You said — I thought churches lost their tax exempt status if they engaged in political activities.

Some IRS documentation for churches...
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1828.pdf

I don’t think that they were preaching from the pulpit to their congregations. I don’t believe they are prohibited from participating individually (outside of their church) in other political events.

But, see what that documentation in the IRS publication says. It’s supposed to be a handbook for churches.


9 posted on 04/09/2009 10:56:40 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler

They are specifically asking for something IN THE NAME OF THEIR RESPECTIVE CHURCHES.

Nobody who signed this thing said anything like “Joe Blow, truckdriver from Centralia”...

Anyways I just thought I’d mention it. You can bet if they asked to LOWER taxes, the big hats would be on their case about it...


11 posted on 04/09/2009 11:03:26 AM PDT by djf (Live quiet. Dream loud.)
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