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  • IRS Agrees To Monitor Church Sermons

    07/25/2014 6:23:09 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 49 replies
    The IRS recently settled a case against it brought by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). As part of the settlement, the IRS has agreed to monitor church sermons for political content. The suit was filed because FFRF apparently did not like an event called Pulpit Freedom Sunday. Apparently once a year a number of pastors preach on political topics, presumably to rebel against the never enforced Federal prohibition on 501(c)(3) political activities. Technically it is illegal for tax exempt non-profits to engage in political activities, presumably this includes commenting on politics from the pulpit. To date there isn’t a...
  • Religious Progressives’ Future

    05/05/2014 8:30:59 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 4, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Brookings Institute, a center-left think tank, Washington Post contributor E.J. Dionne, theological professor Gary Dorrien, and Columbia University professor Dorian Warren discussed the future of religious progressives in American society and how it could influence community organizing. “The Romney coalition is actually made up, a religious make-up that is even more white and Christian of Americans over 65 years old” while the “Obama coalition [has] more religiously unaffiliated [voters] …[a] higher proportion of non-white Christians…much closer to the younger cohort.” He claimed, “The Obama coalition is much more diverse.” Yet, Dionne admitted, “Only 13% of Democrats are religious...
  • 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

    09/09/2013 3:14:51 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 6, 2013 | 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...
  • Obama Asks African-American Churches for Help With Health Law

    08/26/2013 5:32:23 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Obama Asks African-American Churches for Help With Health Law ByLouise Radnofsky When President Barack Obama met with African-American religious leaders at the White House Monday in advance of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, he had a request: He asked for their help in the final push to implement the federal health care law. The president hosted representatives of major African-American denominations in the Roosevelt Room, where they discussed “how civil rights and equality are closely tied to voting rights and closing the gap on education, unemployment, and access to health care,” White House said in a written...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    11/25/2010 4:57:25 AM PST · by abigail2 · 17 replies
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | November 25, 2010 | abigail2
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  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    10/06/2010 9:30:09 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 28 replies
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | October 7, 2010 | abigail2
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  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show / Uniting the Races with Truth instead of Dividing them with Lies

    10/28/2009 5:58:11 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 14 replies · 314+ views
    BOND Action, Inc. ^ | October 29, 2009 | abigail2
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  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show, Uniting the Races with Truth, Instead of Dividing them with Lies

    10/19/2009 9:36:39 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 36 replies · 489+ views
    BOND Action, Inc. ^ | October 20, 2009 | abigail2
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  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show, Uniting the Races with Truth, Instead of Dividing them with Lies

    10/18/2009 9:16:01 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 29 replies · 690+ views
    BOND Action, Inc. ^ | October 19.2009 | abigail2
    LISTEN TO THE REAL REVEREND JESSE ON THE INTERNET OR A RADIO STATION IN YOUR AREA......BOND Action, Inc...Educating, Motivating and Rallying Americans! The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show Streamed live online from 6-9 a.m. PST / 9-12 a.m. EST. Call in the same times usually. For Live Questions or Comments Call 1-888-77-JESSE(5-3773) You can email comments and questions to radio@bondaction.org For more information on getting The Jesse Lee Peterson Show picked up on a station in your local area call Ermias Alemayehu at 1-877-WE ACT77 (932-2877) Go to HERE and order a truckful of these bumper stickers as Jesse says.....
  • Church mixes politics, prayer on 'Obama Sunday'

    09/26/2009 10:22:59 AM PDT · by Coleus · 34 replies · 1,962+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | 09.20.09 | SHAWN BOBURG
    Prayer was mixed with a dose of politics at Passaic’s largest black church on Sunday as congregants donned Obama T-shirts in a show of support for a president they say has been unfairly criticized after only eight months in office. The Union Baptist Church held a “Support Obama Sunday,” asking members to “turn the script” on the “wicked and nasty” reaction Obama has received in some quarters as he pushes for health-care reform. The church’s pastor, Rev. Ronald W. Johnson, said he rarely brings politics into the church but was moved to do so because he is concerned that some...
  • Obama’s Statement on the Black Church

    10/10/2008 2:26:57 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 10 replies · 574+ views
    Obama’s Statement on the Black Church Posted on October 9, 2008 by kmorrison33 According to the East St. Louis Action Research Project of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Barack Obama stated, “Black church is a slumbering giant on political and economical landscape of a city, possessing tremendous financial resources, membership, and, most importantly values and biblical traditions that call for empowerment and liberation.” This quote is within an article that describes community organizing, “Alinsky is said to be the godfather of community organizing as well as the founder of the Political Activist Approach. The Alinsky model of community organizing is based...
  • Abortion #1 killer of blacks, says Tennessee pastor

    08/06/2007 12:50:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies · 1,260+ views
    One News Now ^ | August 6, 2007 | Rusty Pugh
    The pastor of an African Methodist Episcopal church in Tennessee says blacks in America need to know that an enemy much more dangerous than the Ku Klux Klan and other hate groups snuffs out the lives of more blacks than do violence, accidents, and all diseases combined. Joseph Parker is pastor of Campbell Chapel AME Church in Pulaski, Tennessee, birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan. Parker says most blacks would agree that the Klan is viewed as the number-one enemy of blacks. Yet despite all the violence that group has committed over the years, the Tennessee pastor says it "pales...
  • Commentary: Sexually-based issues dividing black churches (Mega barf ALERT!!!)

    07/05/2006 7:21:07 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 12 replies · 862+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 6 July 2006 | Rev. Al Sharpton
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- During my 2004 presidential campaign, I was fond of saying that it was high time for the Christian right to meet the right Christians. That sentiment is even more appropriate today, more than a year-and-a-half after evangelicals catapulted George W. Bush back to the White House. We are a country now locked into an unrighteous conflict overseas, a country where racial equality is still far from realized, and a country that continues to allow poverty to run rampant from coast to coast. Yet, some high-profile black ministers continue to employ an agenda focused solely on sexually-based...
  • Black Activists Criticize Efforts to Politicize Black Churches

    07/03/2006 11:02:34 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 19 replies · 705+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 4 July 2006
    MEDIA ADVISORY, July 3, /Christian Newswire/ -- Members of the black leadership network Project 21 are speaking out against the efforts by some left-leaning black religious leaders to politicize black houses of worship. At the "National Conference and Revival for Social Justice in the Black Church" held in Dallas last week, Reverends Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Joseph Lowery exhorted the leaders of black churches to reorient themselves and their congregations to fight for social justice issues instead of addressing moral issues such as homosexuality and abortion. "It's wrong for Jackson and Sharpton to tell ministers how to conduct their...
  • Black churches urged to refocus (Loony Al Sharpton ALERT!!!)

    06/29/2006 5:33:46 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 9 replies · 498+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 30 June 2006 | Brian DeBose
    Hundreds of black ministers and activists are in Dallas this week to discuss refocusing the political efforts of black churches back on fighting social injustice instead of the "Christian right's" battle against abortion and homosexual "marriage." Black churches need to get back to their roots of fighting for racial equality and stemming the tide of poverty, said the Rev. Al Sharpton, who organized the three-day National Conference and Revival for Social Justice in the Black Church with the Revs. Joseph Lowery and Jesse Jackson. "If I was to ask the black preachers if their congregations are having problems with Medicaid,...
  • GOP Sees Future In Black Churches (The Crumbling Of The Liberal Plantation Alert)

    02/01/2005 12:47:57 AM PST · by goldstategop · 72 replies · 2,435+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02/01/05 | Tom Hamburger And Peter Wallsten
    But by courting conservative blacks in battleground states — reaching out through programs such as the president's faith-based initiative — GOP organizers believe they made the difference that secured Bush's victory in 2004. In Ohio, for instance, a concerted effort increased black support for Bush from 9% in 2000 to 16% in 2004, providing a cushion that allowed the president to win the pivotal state outright on election night. The Black Contract With America will be unveiled by Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr., a registered Democrat from suburban Washington who backed Bush in 2004 after voting against him four years...
  • John Kerry's talk with black clergy a portent of fate

    11/06/2004 3:30:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies · 3,541+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | November 6, 2004 | Gregory Kane
    THE FIRST inkling I had that Sen. John Kerry would lose Tuesday's election came exactly a week before, when I participated in a telephone conference call that the Massachusetts senator had with about 350 black clergy. After former President Bill Clinton introduced him, Kerry told the group that the issue of gay marriage was a red herring. "I ask you not to be diverted from the real issue in this case," Kerry told the ministers. "Fifty percent of the African-American men in New York City are unemployed. ... There are more black men in prison than in college." As if...
  • McCULLOUGH: Moral Values VS Black Votes

    11/05/2004 8:45:37 AM PST · by KMC1 · 88 replies · 2,443+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 11.5.2004
    'Moral values' vs. 'the black vote' Kevin McCullough, World Net Daily Syndicated Columnist, Talk Show Host, Blogger Posted: November 5, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Before the election, I predicted that President Bush would win roughly 30 states, that Latinos would back the president by about 40 percent or better, and that African Americans would support the president by 15-20 percent. "If these three predictions came true," I told my radio audience, "then despite the close poll numbers, the president would win decisively." I was close, but where I was off is extremely discouraging. As I awoke the day after the election,...
  • Daily Kerry Crack-ups - October 31, 2004 (Photos)

    10/31/2004 5:38:40 PM PST · by itsnevertoolate · 49 replies · 1,956+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 10/31/2004 | Various
    In Dayton, OH, Kerry attempts to turn ballet into football, or football into ballet. Either way, he still can't throw a football. He campaigns before another black congregation at Shiloh Baptist Church in Dayton. Kerry stops for breakfast at the Golden Nugget Pancake House in Dayton, where he poses with a pumpkin. Wonder if they serve waffles at the Golden Nugget? Kerry holds a rally in Manchester, NH, proving once again that he can't smile through the botox. 2 days until the election. 3 more days of Kerry Crack-ups.    1U.S. Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry shields his eyes...
  • Black churches asked to donate - black leaders start drive to give (black) colleges $11 million

    10/15/2003 5:36:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 452+ views
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | 10/15/03 | John Railey
    Black churches asked to donate Black leaders start drive to give colleges $11 million By John Railey JOURNAL REPORTER Wednesday, October 15, 2003 Local black leaders have started a landmark drive to get black churches statewide to give $11 million to North Carolina's 11 historically black colleges and universities over the next five years. 'There can be no greater connection in the African-American community than through the black church,' said the Rev. Carlton Eversley of Dellabrook Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem. Eversley will serve as the unpaid director for N.C. Black Churches for N.C. Black Colleges and Universities. The nonprofit agency,...
  • McBride Campaigns In Black Church -- IRS Violation?

    10/29/2002 3:23:06 PM PST · by TommyDale · 39 replies · 563+ views
    Once again, the Democrats are shown on national television conducting their campaign in a black church, in full view. When will the IRS start doing something about this violation of the tax exempt rules?