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FRONT PAGE  |  7/29/2014
WEDNESDAY, NOV 1, 2006  |  11 comments
IRS rules put 'chill' into churches
WASHINGTON - Scores of houses of worship nationwide are reexamining how they conduct get-out-the-vote programs and other election activities as the Internal Revenue Service investigates religious institutions for illegal campaign activity.

Churches grew more nervous when the IRS launched an investigation of the liberal All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, Calif., after a former rector delivered a sermon that was critical of the Bush administration and the Iraq War in 2004. The church last month said it would fight the IRS in court.

With Congressional elections on Tuesday, several religious and voting-rights groups are schooling churches, synagogues, and other religious institutions about what they can and cannot do politically. ...


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Andre | SA  Find all comments by Andre
Luke 20:25 and he said to them, `Give back, therefore, the things of Caesar to Caesar, and the things of God to God;'
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Freedom in Christ only. Bondage anyway other way.
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News Item11/3/06 2:22 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Gil Rugh has spoken out against abortions on various occasions, e.g.,

http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?currSection=sermonssource&sermonID=1190414539

He hasn't gotten into a trouble with the government yet. He doesn't endorse particular candidates, though. So Chris M. I'm in agreement with you on your comment about this issue.

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News Item11/2/06 5:06 PM
Chris M | Australia  Find all comments by Chris M
Abortion is a moral issue. It is apolitical in that is relevant to all government, not just to specific political parties.

The church should pronounce on moral issues to all political parties & not side with any.

Our leader is already in power after all; all things have been given into His hand!

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News Item11/2/06 2:23 PM
Neil | Tucson  Find all comments by Neil
"The only issues that pastors need to speak out about is eternal ones, not political ones."

You left out a vital qualification that makes that stmt. untenable. Is abortion only a political issue? Are we to ask the IRS to define what is political & what is not, or hadn't we better consult God's Word? This is precisely the problem with 501C3 tax status.

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News Item11/2/06 2:19 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
The only issues that pastors need to speak out about is eternal ones, not political ones.

The Believer and Politics

http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?currSection=sermonssource&sermonID=1100517161

These preachers need to stop corrupting the Gospel, but the liberal ones do that in so many ways, anyway.

Nullifying the Gospel's Saving Power

http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?currSection=sermonsspeaker&sermonID=1050512213

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News Item11/2/06 9:41 AM
Anaxios Chozeh | a different citizenship  Find all comments by Anaxios Chozeh
True Preachers and Tax Breaks

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith... (I Tim 6.10)

Then Peter and the [other] apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. (Acts 5.29)

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. (II Tim 4.2)

My question is what true preacher would trade his mandate from Almighty God to preach the Word for a tax break? They are errant, if not false, preachers that allow the civil leaders to "buy" their silence with the dangling carrot of a tax break. A preacher has a moral obligation to name the names of those who promote evil from the seats of civil power.

Would John the Baptist have kept silent about Herod for a little cash on side? He lost his head (literally) for the Truth and for righteousness.

Lord, give us preachers who are not covetous and love thy Word.

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News Item11/2/06 6:35 AM
Dessie | WV  Contact via emailFind all comments by Dessie
Thank you KK from USA.
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News Item11/1/06 11:38 PM
KK | USA  Find all comments by KK
*** Page #1 of 2

From the desk of Jay Sekulow, ACLJ (American Center for Law & Justice)
"Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel" jsekulow@aclj.org

With election season approaching, it is very important for your pastors to clearly understand the law as they speak out on current issues facing our country.

Since 1954, legislation regarding the Internal Revenue Code has prevented pastors and other clergy from endorsing or supporting candidates for public office.

Basically, the code gives the IRS the right to take away the tax-exempt status of your church if your pastor speaks out on political issues.

Ironically, this silencing of our church leaders goes completely against the desires of our Founding Fathers!

Throughout the Revolutionary War, American pastors preached vehemently from their pulpits against the tyranny of Great Britain and of the desire for a new government.

Recently I sent you an email regarding a letter - that your pastor may have received from Americans United for Separation of Church and State - regarding the IRS code and the threat to your church if it were to be breached.

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News Item11/1/06 11:27 PM
KK | USA  Find all comments by KK
*** Page #2

In direct response to my email, Americans United conceded that pastors do have the right to speak out on the moral and biblical issues of the day, even during election season.

To further clarify, the only thing pastors are prohibited from doing is endorsing or opposing candidates for public office (this prohibition does not apply to the pastor in their individual capacity).

Therefore, the distribution of non-partisan voter guides, the holding of political debates, and the preaching of moral issues are all allowed to take place within a church facility.

It has never been more important for pastors to understand that they have the right to speak out on current issues of the day and not face repercussions from the IRS.

This is a tremendously significant election season, with many of our religious freedoms at stake! You can make a difference just by forwarding this email to your friends and family.

Thank you for doing your part to give your pastor the free speech rights that every American deserves!

*** If any of you have problems with threats or feel you cannot speak out on the issues of the day contact Jay Sekulow for the facts --- jsekulow@aclj.org

With Love *IN* Christ, KK

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News Item11/1/06 11:01 PM
Chris M | Australia  Find all comments by Chris M
Excellent stuff! Politics has no place in the house of God. Go sic em, IRS!
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News Item11/1/06 10:53 PM
Dessie | WV  Find all comments by Dessie
We as Christians should have the right
to speak freely in our own churches.
What has happened to America?
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