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  • Watchmen on the Wall Conference 2014 -- A Spiritual Challenge to Rev. Franklin Graham

    05/25/2014 1:45:00 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 23 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2014-05-25 | Patton@Bastogne
    . To Rev. Franklin Graham "Watchmen on the Wall Conference" 2014 Billy Graham, Jerry Falwell, J. Vernon McGee, Dr. James Dobson ... all great Christian leaders and bible teachers of America in the 1960s thru 1990s ... Or were they ? For all the great works they did for Christ's church in America, IS IT POSSIBLE they made one (1) grave mistake ? I declare that they did, to the detriment of at least TWO American generations ... And I respectfully challenge Rev. Franklin Graham (and the other Conference speakers) to ACKNOWLDGE THEIR MISTAKE and APOLOGIZE to their Church Congregations....
  • American Church "Spiritual Castration", LBJ and 1954 ... Satan's STUXNET Spiritual "Malware-Virus"

    05/18/2014 9:38:11 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 33 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2014-05-18 | Patton@Bastogne
    . America's Gradual Decline since President L.B.J. ... Today (2014-05-18) The Washington Post (George Will) included an article entitled: "The Slow Decline of America since LBJ launched the Great Society" Free Republic post: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3157259/posts by SeekandFind. ==================================================================== George Will's article is a political lament on how LBJ's trillion-dollar (plus) "Great Society" gradually poisoned Amertica's family structure and strong work ethic. With all due respect ... George Will is WRONG, by several light years. Why ? George Will, singing in perfect harmony with most Washington DC Beltway Glee-Club "insiders" (Hillary Clinton, Karl Rove, Jeb Bush, Juan McCain, ad nauseum) haven't a...
  • New Campaign Rules Proposed for Tax-Exempt Nonprofits

    11/26/2013 2:44:32 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 26, 2013 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    The Obama administration on Tuesday moved to issue new rules that would curtail political activity by tax-exempt nonprofit groups, with potentially significant ramifications for one of the fastest-growing sources of campaign spending. The proposed rules, announced by the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service, would expand and clarify how the I.R.S. defines political activity and then establish clearer limits for how much activity nonprofits can engage in. Such a change — long urged by government watchdog groups — would be the first wholesale shift in a generation in the regulations governing political activity. The move to curtail nonprofits follows...
  • Those R@t B@stards! Ronald Reagan Monument Vandalized at Ronald Reagan Sports Park, Temecula, CA

    09/20/2013 6:42:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies
    DogByte6RER | September 20, 2013 | DogByte6RER
    The following are photos taken on Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Ronald Reagan Sports Park in Temecula, California. The Reagan statue and monument was likely vandalized either the night before or in the early morning hours of Friday September 20. The cause of the damage appears to be vandalism by arson. Local police were called to the scene and an investigation is ongoing. - Photo of the Reagan Monument with missing damaged tiles. - The missing/vandalized tiles were removed by city staff ... notice the burn marks at the base of the structure. - Burned/damaged tiles on both side...
  • Holder, IRS officials coached tax-exempt black ministers on how to engage in political activity

    09/14/2013 4:48:33 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/13/2013
    Attorney General Eric Holder and IRS officials advised black ministers on how to engage in political activity during the 2012 election without violating their tax-exempt status. Holder, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, and Peter Lorenzetti, a senior official in the scandal-plagued agency’s exempt organizations division, participated in a May 2012 training session for black ministers from the Conference of National Black Churches at the U.S. Capitol hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). Holder spoke at the event. “We’re going to, first of all, equip them with the information they need to know about what they can say and what they...
  • Eric Holder, IRS officials coached tax-exempt black ministers on how to engage in political activity

    09/13/2013 6:12:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 13, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    Attorney General Eric Holder and IRS officials advised black ministers on how to engage in political activity during the 2012 election without violating their tax-exempt status. Holder, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, and Peter Lorenzetti, a senior official in the scandal-plagued agency’s exempt organizations division, participated in a May 2012 training session for black ministers from the Conference of National Black Churches at the U.S. Capitol hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). Holder spoke at the event. “We’re going to, first of all, equip them with the information they need to know about what they can say and what they...
  • In 2012, IRS & DOJ Aided Pro-Obama Nonprofits

    09/07/2013 3:42:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2013 | Carol Platt Liebau
    The IRS outrages just continue. During the 2012 election season -- when conservative groups were being targeted and GOP donors were being audited and just being a GOP donor meant heightened scrutiny from the IRS -- Obama-friendly nonprofits, including black churches and black nonprofits, were regaled with special advice from the agency on how far they could participate in politics campaigning for the President and other Democrats, according to Paul Sperry writing in IBD. What's more, it wasn't just top officials at the IRS who were meeting, for example, with black churches -- it was also top officials at Eric Holder's...
  • IRS Gave Black Nonprofits Preferential Treatment

    09/06/2013 11:12:00 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 9-6-13 | Paul Sperry
    At the same time the IRS harassed Republican nonprofit groups during the 2012 political campaign, it selectively advised black churches and other Democrat nonprofits on how far they can go in campaigning for President Obama and other Democrats. This raw exercise in political favoritism has not been reported in the context of the still-smoldering IRS scandal, in which the agency in 2012 audited big GOP donors and blocked Tea Party groups trying to obtain tax-exempt status as part of what House investigators suspect was an effort to re-elect the president. But that same year, top officials with both the IRS...
  • Senator Enzi: IRS Is Asking Christian Churches for Membership Lists (Video)

    05/21/2013 2:16:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 21, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    At the Senate committee hearing today on the IRS targeting scandal Senator Mike Enzi said the IRS is even targeting Christian churches in Wyoming. Acting Commissioner Steven Miller, former Administrator Doug Shulman, and Inspector J. Russell George testified today in front of a senate committee. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)
  • Crowley: Is it Possible This Isn't Political and IRS Didn't Intend to Harass the Tea Party?

    05/19/2013 8:39:00 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 82 replies
    "Can you see in your mind's eye a way that this might not have been political, that this was a misguided stupid way to sort, but that they didn't intend it to be some kind of political attempt to harass the Tea Party?"
  • IRS Expedited Tax Exemption for Obama Foundation While Stiffing Tea Party

    05/14/2013 6:43:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 14, 2013 | Peter Flaherty
    In May 2011, the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) asked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to investigate the Barack H. Obama Foundation, which was soliciting tax-deductible contributions from the public although it was not tax exempt. The Foundation is named for Obama's father and is based in Kenya. Its founder and chairman is Abon'go Malik Obama, whose father is also the father of President Obama. The IRS not only failed to investigate, but in June 2011 it retroactively granted the Obama Foundation tax-exempt status. Click here to see the letter from Lois Lerner (in photo), Director of the Exempt...
  • How The Church Sold Out America For 30 Pieces of Silver (Zonation Video)

    09/19/2012 11:09:35 AM PDT · by OneVike · 19 replies
    GATE ^ | 9/19/12 | Chuck Wolk
    The first time religious organizations were given an exemption from paying taxes was with The Wilson Tariff Act of 1894. The next year this act was overturned by the Supreme Court, but every tax code since has allowed the exemption to be part of the tax code. However, up until 1954 religious organizations still had the freedom to participate in political and lobbying activities. That is when, then Senator Lyndon B Johnson, introduced amendment 501(c)(3) to the tax code during a Senate floor debate on the 1954 Internal Revenue Code. Without hearings, testimony, or comments by any tax-exempt organizations,...
  • Christian Conservatives Guard Religious Liberty

    02/29/2012 1:57:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    The First Amendment to the United States Constitution contains two clauses addressing religious liberty: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." It's a shame that in their modern misguided zeal to read the first clause as mandating a complete separation of church and state, liberals do great damage to the second clause and defeat the overarching purpose of both: ensuring religious liberty. Ever since the so-called Christian right began its organized activism during the 1980s, liberals (and some others) have become increasingly nervous about (and critical of) Christian influence in politics,...
  • Did Obama's Brother Get Special Treatment From IRS?

    09/08/2011 2:33:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | September 8, 2011 | Peter Flaherty
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has unexpectedly and retroactively granted tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) status to the Barack H. Obama Foundation following our formal Complaint that the Foundation was soliciting tax-deductible contributions without such status. The Foundation is headed by Abon'go Malik Obama, President Obama's half-brother, and named for their common father. It came under scrutiny earlier this year when NLPC raised questions about its tax status and what has happened to the money it has raised. It normally takes at least six months, and usually longer, for the IRS to grant tax-exempt status to an organization following its application....
  • Pre-Filled Complaint form to IRS re: Media Matters Charitable Status

    06/27/2011 9:48:15 PM PDT · by mrsadams · 6 replies
    Ideapalooza Blog ^ | June 23, 2011 | Todd
    Media Matters for America is organized as a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization. Under IRS guidelines, they must abide by several rules to maintain this status. Specifically, 501(c)3 organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. You can read an interesting article on this subject “Is Media Matters Breaking the law in its ‘war’ on Fox News?” The article strongly suggests that Media Matters is violating its exemption as an educational foundation by actively participating in partisan political activities. Specifically...
  • Media Matters Has A FOX News 'WarRoom' That Operates 20 Hours A Day

    06/28/2011 8:54:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/28/11 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Any remaining doubt that Media Matters reason-for-being is to take down FOX News? Check this out. Turns out the progressive, non-profit watch dog website has a FOX News "war room" that operates in four separate shifts from the hours of 5am to 1am. According to FishbowlDC, they employ specific teams that focus on Glenn Beck's radio and television show. Considering those folks will be out of a job come the end of the week -- Beck's last show is Friday -- and Media Matters
  • FReeper help needed: Starting a non-profit (Vanity)

    06/17/2011 9:50:58 PM PDT · by null and void · 34 replies
    Vanity | 6/17/11 | nully
    Darling Daughter is interested in founding a non-profit and has asked her ever resourceful, infinitely wise and all knowing father for guidance. Help. Does anyone know of a good source for information, perhaps a textbook, guide or recipe for success? What are the practical considerations, workable models, things to avoid, tax and regulatory requirements, etc. Assume we're starting from a point of near total ignorance...
  • New president of Jupiter's El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center named (illegal alien hiring hall)

    06/05/2011 5:08:54 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 12 replies
    Palm Beach Compost ^ | March 3rd | Bill DiPaolo
    JUPITER — Edward M. Ricci, an attorney who lives in Jupiter, has been named the new president of Jupiter's El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center. The position is voluntary. Ricci, an El Sol board member since 2009, is consumer justice counsel to Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman, LLP of West Palm Beach. He has served as volunteer counsel and member of the board of directors of Hope Rural School in Indiantown since 1980.
  • How 501c3 Tax Code is destroying America by muzzling churches: 501c3 Cowards

    04/18/2011 10:38:53 AM PDT · by poetbdk · 6 replies
    PoliticalPoet.com ^ | 04-16-11 | Ben D. Kennedy
    501c3 Cowards Oh, say can you see, in the rapidly decaying twilight, Today’s churches throughout America cowering in fright. So easily selling away what is their God given birthright! How can they surrender their proud American heritage? They once fueled the fires of freedom in patriots galore, Triumphing o’er tyranny establishing a nation to adore. Their leadership once shined as brightly as any sage of lore! How can they dishonor their God’s glorious heritage? His church built with martyrs’ blood their duty to preserve, What of their oaths of loyalty and all they pledged to observe? How easily they...
  • Is Media Matters breaking the law in its 'war' on Fox News?

    03/28/2011 4:16:44 PM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 20 replies
    The Examiner ^ | March 27, 2011 | Mark Tapscott
    Media Matters, the George Soros-backed legion of liberal agit-prop shock troops based in the nation's capital, has declared war on Fox News, and in the process quite possibly stepped across the line of legality. David Brock, MM's founder, was quoted Saturday by Politico promising that his organization is mounting "guerrila warfare and sabotage" against Fox News, which he said "is not a news organization. It is the de facto leader of the GOP, and it is long past time that it is treated as such by the media, elected officials and the public.”
  • Media Matters' War Against Fox (Democrat Front Group Goes Soviet on 1st Amendment)

    03/26/2011 7:04:52 AM PDT · by kristinn · 97 replies
    Politico ^ | Saturday, March 26, 2011 | Ben Smith
    The liberal group Media Matters has quietly transformed itself in preparation for what its founder, David Brock, described in an interview as an all-out campaign of “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” aimed at the Fox News Channel. The group, launched as a more traditional media critic, has all but abandoned its monitoring of newspapers and other television networks and is narrowing its focus to Fox and a handful of conservative websites, which its leaders view as a political organizations and the “nerve center” of the conservative movement. The shift reflects the centrality of the cable channel to the contemporary conservative movement,...
  • Free church with no 501c3 required

    12/30/2010 9:10:59 PM PST · by jsherk · 37 replies
    Dec 30, 2010 | Pastor Jeff Sherk
    I have been reading the facts about a free church and not requiring a 501c3 in many places, including this forum: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1702880/posts Just wondering if anybody knows any Lawyers or Accountants in the Dallas area that are very familiar in with this issue (free church, non-incorporation and no 501c3. Thanks
  • The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a Soros funded net neutrality astroturf group

    10/30/2010 5:47:29 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 59 replies · 1+ views
    The first direct link above is to Soros' own web page. Many of you will choose not to click on it and well that's your choice. But some of you should actively look and see for yourself. Open the PDF, scroll down to the year 2008. Electronic Frontier Foundation got 300,000 dollars from Soros. Now scroll down to the year 2007. Another 100,000 dollars. So the total is 400k. And there is more. Let's take a look at who it is that sits on their various boards: http://www.eff.org/about/advisoryboard I am aware of Ethan Zuckerman being a Soros buddy because of...
  • The Tea Party and the Spider's Web

    08/16/2010 3:14:52 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 16, 2010 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    Rick Cohen, a knowledgeable and well-qualified liberal writer for The Nonprofit Quarterly, wrote his first installment of what he says is a series about the legal structure (or lack thereof) of the Tea Party movement, entitled "The Starfish and the Tea Party." Mr. Cohen's article poses the question, "What is the organizational structure of the Tea Party?" He goes on to discuss how the book, The Starfish and the Spider, which is about the success of leaderless organizations, purportedly plays a seminal role in the approach taken by Tea Partiers to their mission and movement. From its inception, the mission...
  • Court: Christian group can't bar gays, get funding (Christian Legal Society v. Martinez)

    06/28/2010 8:21:47 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 122 replies
    AP ^ | 06/28/2010 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says a law school can legally deny recognition to a Christian student group that won't let gays join. The court on Monday turned away an appeal from the Christian Legal Society, which sued to get funding and recognition from the University of California's Hastings College of the Law.
  • A Beck inspired 'blackboard' on left wing funding from foundations to public media and more

    03/12/2010 5:37:18 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 17 replies · 1,087+ views
    After creating a huge post regarding all the different ways that the left shuffles funding around towards NPR, I realized it was probably a bit too long and I thought there might be a better way. So here is a visual which should help make it easier:
  • Peter Pan(Peanut Butter) Teams up with Feeding America (who's tied in with La Raza)

    01/05/2010 4:49:14 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 14 replies · 491+ views
    Did you know that 1 in 5 American children—nearly 17 million—struggle with hunger? Peter Pan® believes no child in the United States should grow up hungry, so we're donating more than 1 million meals to Feeding America®. We want to help, but your family can help, too. How? Simply enter your child's first name below and read a story that helps teach children the importance of helping others. Then find out specific ways that you and your family can spread magic to make a difference in the lives of hungry children. Kids: This website contains advertisements and/or promotions for ConAgra...
  • Tracking Left wing funding of NPR

    01/02/2010 5:41:39 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 40 replies · 3,045+ views
    As you start to read all this, you'll laugh at how incestuous it all gets. Let's start with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which as I've noted in the past is tied in with the Soros foundation. Together, the two worked on something called The Project on Death in America.(PDIA) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2341083/posts And speaking of Mr Soros, he himself(his foundations) have given directly to NPR. Compared to some of the other numbers I'm seeing, it's a small amount of $250,000. But it doesn't matter. Soros money is soros money in my book. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2396058/posts Additional information about RWJF can be found here....
  • Serventrepreneur Foundation ~~VANITY~~

    04/06/2009 8:55:09 AM PDT · by HighlyOpinionated · 2 replies · 233+ views
    email ^ | April 3, 2009 | Mary Elizabeth Beal
    Hi Friends and Family, As many of you know, in addition to starting Trend Funnel... I have been working on starting a non-profit organization called the Serventrepreneur Foundation (Serving Entrepreneurs and Developing Servant Entrepreneurs). This fall we were finally approved for a 501c3 public charity status (meaning any donations made to our organization are tax-deductible). Until just recently I had made a cheep looking (because it was free) GoDaddy make-shift website to get the organization legally established and approved by the IRS... and to help recruit people for our first mission trip that recently sent 15 women to Mexico to...
  • Senate Bill Would Allow Tax-Exempt Status for Newspapers

    03/24/2009 12:47:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 142 replies · 6,309+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | March 24, 2009 1:08 PM ET | Mark Fitzgerald
    CHICAGO Newspapers perform a public service for democracy and should be allowed to operate as tax-exempt non-profits, U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D.-Md., proposed Tuesday. Cardin introduced a bill that would explicitly include newspapers among organizations eligible for 501(c)(3) status. The non-profit status is the same that public radio and television have now. The legislation would give a national green light for newspapers to adopt the so-called Low Profit Limited Liability Company business model, often shortened to L3C. The L3C model, which the Newspaper Guild supports as an alternative newspaper ownership model, is the subject of a feature story in the...
  • Partisan Environmental Groups (Inhofe Exposes Democrats-Soros Shadow Party Fraud)

    12/10/2008 9:42:20 PM PST · by flattorney · 9 replies · 627+ views
    U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works ^ | October 4, 2004 | Jim Inhofe Senate Floor Speech
    Re: Many environmental groups are using their tax-exempt IRS registered 501(c)(3) charitable organizations as fraudulent front operations for the Democrats-Soros Shadow Party~FlA. Environmental groups are simply Democrat political machines with millions of dollars in contributions and expenditures each year for the purpose of raising more money to pursue their agenda. ~ Sen. James Inhofe Mr./Madam President, I rise today to shed some light on a subject that is very important to me in my oversight duties as Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee. Earlier this year, the Environment and Public Works Committee held an oversight hearing where the...
  • Silence of the Pulpits - Why?

    11/15/2008 5:32:16 PM PST · by Penn4God · 114 replies · 1,839+ views
    11/15/2008 | Penn4God
    In view of the 2008 election, the Christian churches have been noticeably silent. Is this reluctance due to their fear of losing the tax exempt status?The recent election highlights this issue quite well. Candidates held moral positions that were in direct opposition to known biblical teachings. Despite the candidates support for issues like abortion, religious leaders allowed these candidates to go unchallenged from their pulpits.Religious leaders are fearful of losing the tax-exempt status if they speak out strongly regarding moral positions that candidates hold. Religious leaders are not directing their comments from their pulpits to influence decisions about candidates based...
  • AU (Barry Lynn) Asks IRS to Investigate NJ Catholic Diocese.. for Partisan Electioneering

    10/23/2008 10:47:17 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 43 replies · 893+ views
    OMBWatch.org ^ | 10/22/2008 | Lateefah Williams
    Americans United for Separation of Church and State has asked the IRS to investigate the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson, N.J. and Rock Christian Fellowship in Espanola, New Mexico. According to AU's letter to the IRS, Roman Catholic Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli has published a letter on Catholic Diocese of Paterson, N.J.'s website and newspaper attacking Barack Obama." The letter criticizes Obama for his pro-choice stance and encourages parishioners not to vote for Obama. AU also wants the IRS to investigate Rock Christian Fellowship in Espanola, New Mexico for posting a large display that encourages voters to support republican candidates...
  • Muslims form coordinated Bay Area network

    09/02/2008 5:59:49 PM PDT · by twistedwrench · 5 replies · 225+ views
    SF Gate ^ | September 2, 2008 | Matthai Kuruvila
    Muslim beliefs are barely understood in the United States, if not intentionally distorted. It can also be hard for outsiders to know who speaks for Muslims, a diverse and complex group still finding its footing in America. **snip** Leaders hope that someday they will create a statewide body, a coalition for what may be the largest Muslim population in the nation.
  • Pastors Challenge Law, Endorse Candidates From Pulpit

    06/20/2008 8:09:07 AM PDT · by XR7 · 62 replies · 185+ views
    ABC News ^ | 6/20/08 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Few Americans would invite an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, but that's exactly what Minnesota pastor Gus Booth wanted when he stood behind his pulpit and told his congregation God wanted them to vote Republican. In an election where candidates openly discuss their faith and are regularly seen in churches, and a time when pastors' sermons lead the politics sections of newspapers, one might be excused for not knowing that it is illegal for a church to endorse or oppose a candidate for president. But when Booth addressed the members of his Warroad Community Church one Sunday in May...
  • Rev. Pfleger and St. Sabina's website continues to go after pro-gun political opponents

    06/02/2008 10:38:00 AM PDT · by boromeo · 5 replies · 336+ views
    Catholic Citizens of Illinois ^ | June 2, 2008 | Catholic Citizens of Illinois
    St. Sabina's website continues to go after political opponents: Criminalizing gun ownership encouraged, State Reps. and Senators who support Second Amendment are targeted 6/2/2008 12:00:00 PM -CCI In spite of the so-called "agreement" between Cardinal George and Rev. Pfleger, stating that the embattled pastor of St. Sabina's would refrain from all political activism, the web site for St. Sabina's continues to be engaged in politics. A long time opponent of the Second Amendment to the Constitution, Rev. Pfleger attracted national attention last year (which was his goal) when he and Jesse Jackson were arrested after invading a gun shop and...
  • Did Obama Betray the United Church of Christ?

    03/05/2008 8:58:35 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 6 replies · 133+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 3/3/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    More information has come to light about the reason for the Internal Revenue Service's investigation of the United Church of Christ. On the basis of "IRS Investigation: A Test Of Church's Faith?" by Davida Foy Crabtree, we must conclude that Barack Obama (1) gave his word to the United Church of Christ that no campaign-related activity would take place during the United Church of Christ's General Synod in June 2007, and then (2) he promptly broke his word by using the 501(c)(3) tax exempt event to promote his Presidential candidacy. If this is how Barack Obama keeps his word to...
  • E-mail smear taxes Obama campaign

    02/29/2008 10:54:25 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 56 replies · 1,102+ views
    The Politico ^ | 1/26/2008 | Ben Smith and Carrie Budoff Brown
    COLUMBIA, S.C. –For over a year, largely out of the media glare, Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign has been fighting a determined, low-intensity conflict against the viral e-mail that forwards the myth that Obama is a crypto-Muslim Manchurian candidate. ...The e-mails aren’t a well-funded, faux-grassroots smear like the attacks on John Kerry's war record. Instead, most observers believe, it's a largely organic expression of a dark place in the American consciousness. And the campaign is aware it is operating in a changed media landscape in which a powerful, false idea can spread deep into the American psyche, almost entirely under...
  • Does Obama campaign email indicate illegal electioneering in Ohio mosques?

    02/28/2008 4:31:14 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 4 replies · 85+ views
    Central Ohioans Against Terrorism ^ | 2/28/08 | Central Ohioans Against Terrorism
    But there are already indications that both campaigns may be skirting campaign and tax laws in their efforts to win the Buckeye State. The Columbus Dispatch reported just a few weeks ago how both the Hillary and Obama camps are targeting pastors in the area seeking their endorsements (yes, the same thing that World Harvest pastor Rod Parsley and his church were accused of) in anticipation of the Ohio primary next Tuesday. So it's going to be interesting to see if the "We Believe" group of local ministers and rabbis who previously protested the supposed violation of church and state,...
  • Caption This (Obama), also a 501c3 question...

    12/26/2007 10:49:42 AM PST · by weegee · 38 replies · 97+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | December 26, 2007 | REUTERS/Jim Young
  • WDUQ pulls Planned Parenthood spots

    10/15/2007 11:56:50 AM PDT · by steel_resolve · 16 replies · 144+ views
    Post Gazette ^ | 10/13/2007 | By L.A. Johnson
    Duquesne University has ordered WDUQ-FM to stop airing underwriter support messages from the reproductive rights and health-care education group Planned Parenthood. The National Public Radio affiliate and jazz station, which is based on the Duquesne University campus and operates under the university's 501(c)3 tax-exempt status, pulled the underwriting acknowledgement messages Thursday. "Planned Parenthood is not aligned with the university's Catholic mission and identity and legally, stations are not required to accept underwriting support," said Bridget Fare, Duquesne University spokeswoman
  • Caesar Calls in the Chips

    07/04/2007 8:51:52 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 4 replies · 479+ views
    Biblical Law Center | July 2, 2007 | Dr. Greg Dixon
    Caesar Calls in the Chips By Dr. Greg Dixon Pastor Mark Holick and Evangelist Bill Keller are bold as lions, more than most Baptist preachers we know, even though their actions may fall into the “zeal without knowledge” category. Both find themselves in a running battle with the Internal Revenue Service over the content of their sermons and the direction that they believe God is leading them to conduct their ministries. Holick (31) is the Senior Pastor of the Spirit One Christian Center of Wichita, Kansas and Keller (40) conducts a non-profit TV and internet ministry in Tampa, Florida. As...
  • 501c3 “Charities” Cannot Break The Law

    01/27/2006 9:56:49 AM PST · by Sam Hill · 51 replies · 2,496+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | January 27, 2006 | N/A
    Our good friends at The American Thinker and Israpundit have uncovered a fascinating limitation upon 501c3s like Cindy Sheehan's Gold Star Families For Peace and Medea Benjamin's Code Pink and Global Exchange.To wit, it is a violation of their tax exempt status for such "charities" to plan and engage in illegal activities. From the guidelines of the Internal Revenue Service: J. ACTIVITIES THAT ARE ILLEGAL OR CONTRARY TO PUBLIC POLICY1. IntroductionExempt purposes may generally be equated with the public good, and violations of law are the antithesis of the public good. Therefore, the conduct of such activities may be a...
  • IRS vs. the church

    11/11/2005 7:04:03 AM PST · by Mikey · 22 replies · 623+ views
    WND ^ | 11/ 11/ 05 | Joseph Farah
    I probably don't agree with much of what the pastors of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Los Angeles preach. I probably don't agree with much of what the congregation believes. But on this we agree: The Internal Revenue Service is attacking them unjustly because of the content of the messages expressed from the pulpit. That is wrong. That is immoral. That is despicable. That is unconstitutional. That is deplorable. And it should be illegal. The story begins on the even of the 2004 presidential election. The church offered a guest sermon by the Rev. George F. Regas, the retired...
  • "On Church and State" - church role in advocating for or against an issue (by FReeper 'JustaWoman')

    11/06/2005 5:38:31 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 2 replies · 375+ views
    Just A Woman ^ | Sunday November 6th, 2005 | Lores Rizkalla
    "On Church and State", by Lores Rizkalla, Freeper 'JustaWoman' Billy Graham said that "bad politicians are elected by good people who don't vote." I think the same is true of "bad propositions" passing because good people decide to stay home on election day. This Tuesday, California (among many other states) has a special election. Statistics say that an average of 5% of registered voters get out to vote in an off-year election. What's worse is the truth so beautifully, yet sadly, written by William Butler Yeats': "The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." Where...
  • Great Source for Investigating 501(c)(3)Nonprofits

    09/26/2005 7:21:29 AM PDT · by libstripper · 6 replies · 510+ views
    Vanity | Sept. 26, 2005 | Self
    The article in the following thread, posted only a short time ago, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1491423/posts, contains a link to a remarkable website, guidestar.org. In return for free registration Guidestar provides links to the last IRS Form 990s filed by each 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States. The Form 990 is a public report roughly equivalent to an individual's Form 1040. This information can be used for many purposes, including challenging the tax exemption of a 501(c)(3) that engages in blatantly political activity, as so many 501(c)(3) organizations on the left do. Happy hunting!
  • Cindy Sheehan's Group Violates 501c3 Status

    08/14/2005 3:28:43 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 50 replies · 2,640+ views
    IRS Regulations ^ | August 15, 2005 | IRS
    From Cindy Sheehan's site: Donate to Gold Star Families for Peace GSFP is a 501C3 non-profit organizationhttp://www.gsfp.org/   From the IRS: Home  |  Accessibility  |  Tax Stats  |  About IRS  |  Careers  |  FOIA  |  The Newsroom  |  Site Political and Lobbying Activities   (Adapted from IRS Publication 1828, Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations - February 2004) Lobbying Activity In general, no organization may qualify for section 501(c)(3) status if a substantial part of its activities is attempting to influence legislation (commonly known as lobbying). A 501(c)(3) organization may engage in some lobbying, but too much lobbying activity risks loss of tax-exempt status.  Legislation includes action by Congress, any state legislature, any...
  • How is Cindy Sheehans GSFP a 501(C)(3) organization?

    08/12/2005 1:13:30 PM PDT · by tbeatty · 50 replies · 1,293+ views
    Go to their donations page and you will see that it claims 501(c)(3) status. This is reserved for charitable organizations, not political organizations. This should be a PAC or a 501(c)(4) at the very least. Is anyone investigating this? They should not be tax deductible.
  • How do you start a 501(c)(3) organization?

    07/06/2005 2:05:47 PM PDT · by Maceman · 24 replies · 1,126+ views
    I'm interested in starting a 501(c)(3) in Massachusetts. I have incorporated before, but never as a 501(c)(3). I will be starting the research on how to do this tomorrow. In the meantime, does anyone have any helpful advice regarding the process? Is it just a matter of filing a coporate form at the state level and then applying for a 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS? What are the conditions needed to qualify as a 501(c)(3)? I would really appreciate insights or explanations from knowledgable and (it is to be hoped) experienced fellow freepers. Thanks.
  • Pastor endorsing partisan political party?

    05/26/2005 8:11:25 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 16 replies · 596+ views
    Federal 501c3 IRS law places tax-exempt status of churches contingent on the church not performing a "substantial" amount of legislative lobbying, and on the church or church official's not making endorsements of a political party or candidate. So, does a pastor's placement of partisan stickers on his personal vehicle, coupled with declarations of his status as clergy in a denomination, pass this 501c3 test? See the photo. Is this an individual who happens to be clergy making a political endorsement? Or is this a clergy official making a political endorsement? http://www.geocities.com/barker_mike/back_of_pastor_car_501c3.png Mike B.