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View Diary: Will We Ever See 'Political' Churches Pay Taxes? (Revised) (240 comments)

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  •  Champ - churches have wide latitude (2+ / 0-)

    on issues like abortion and same sex marriage that go to the heart of their doctrine. The IRS gives churches very wide latitude on those issues as long as they don't exceed 20% of their total annual expenses. That is why the Catholic Church and the Mormons were able to spend tens of million on California Proposition 8 without any negative consequences from the IRS. A church who is actively involved in the politics of the pro-life movement isn't violating any IRS guidelines. That's likely why you never heard back from the local rep.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 08:41:35 AM PDT

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