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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

IRS To Get Tough With Churches During Campaign Season

You knew it was coming (well, it was kind of already here, I guess). . .

Threats against Tax Exempt Status from the IRS

Beware the Political Activity Compliance Police and the Committee of Three. There's apparently a multi-phase process here that involves a preliminary vote on whether or not to investigate. If the investigation goes forward, warning letters and loss of tax exempt status may follow.

A tool that can be used to silence the moral conscience of America? Oh, no, just doing our job:

"The rule against political campaign intervention by charities and churches is long established. We are stepping up our efforts to enforce it."

I say bring it on! (in the most non-cheerleader teen movie kind of way). I think America is ready for some debate about just what kind of issues are properly in the religious sphere. To the Churches -endorse away, and let's get this fight going!

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