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Pastors to Protest IRS Rules on Political Advocacy


On Sept. 28, pastors from 20 states will give politically based sermons from the pulpit as part of a protest organized by the Alliance Defense Fund, a conservative legal-advocacy group. The protest will challenge an Internal Revenue Code restriction that limits the political activities of charitable organizations – including churches and other religious groups – that are exempt from taxation. According to the Internal Revenue Code, religious groups may lose their tax-exempt status if they officially endorse a political candidate. The ADF says that if its protest leads the Internal Revenue Service to penalize houses of worship for their pastors’ political advocacy, ADF will bring a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of these penalties.

Pastors to Protest IRS Rules on Political Advocacy

They figure they’d better nail it now before Obama gets a chance to appoint the next Supreme.

Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

2 thoughts on “Pastors to Protest IRS Rules on Political Advocacy

  1. I note in passhing that M. Patterson has nothing substantial to say himself, but mainly I wanted to point out that Sarah Palin’s pastor has done a bit of politicking from the pulpit, warning his congregation that they’ll go to hell if they vote democrat.

    Unlike the “chickens coming home to roost” I’m not aware of the tapes of this being endlessly played on the news channels.

  2. Obama isn’t going to get that chance. No worries.

    Got anything substantive to say?

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