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In a matter of days, some 1,400 American pastors are planning to break the law.  And they’re likely to get away with it.

--- Quote ---As part of “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” on Oct. 7, religious leaders across the country will endorse political candidates — an act that flies in the face of Internal Revenue Service rules about what tax-exempt organizations, such as churches, can and cannot do.

Though the regulation has been in place since 1954, in 2009, the U.S. District Court of Minnesota ruled the IRS no longer had the appropriate staff to investigate places of worship after a reorganization changed who in the agency had the authority to launch investigations.

New procedures for conducting church audits have been pending since 2009, which has left the IRS virtually impotent in conducting any kind of new investigations.

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Well, fuck -- if a church wants to endorse a political candidate, then they should fucking pay taxes.

The Good Reverend Roger:

But that's for a second term thingie.

Elder Iptuous:
what is the justification for churches not paying taxes, again?

The Good Reverend Roger:

--- Quote from: Elder Iptuous on October 09, 2012, 02:50:26 pm ---what is the justification for churches not paying taxes, again?

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Separation of church & state.

Tiddleywomp Cockletit:
They've been telling people how to vote since the 80's at least. Probably longer.


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