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  •  no doubt it's selective (0+ / 0-)

    You haven't heard about them going after the Religious Right yet, have you?

    •  to be fair (1+ / 0-)
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      A handful of churches have been investigated by the IRS. One article cites as many as 37 churches in violation of tax law. And I remember seeing several other related articles. The investigations must continue and the offenders prosecuted.

      LATimes.com - IRS Orders All Saints to Yield Documents on '04 Political Races

      Stepping up its probe of allegedly improper campaigning by churches, the Internal Revenue Service on Friday ordered a liberal Pasadena parish to turn over all the documents and e-mails it produced during the 2004 election year with references to political candidates.

      Facing the possible loss of his church's tax-exempt status, Bacon said he plans to inform his roughly 3,500 active congregants about the investigation during Sunday's services. Then he plans to seek their advice on whether to comply.

      "Your fight is my fight and it will always be that way."

      by stephen weinstein on Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 12:34:12 AM PDT

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      •  any conservative churches? (1+ / 0-)
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        Can we as citizens report violations to IRS?  Anyone who lives near a megachurch and can stomach it should probably visit a few times during October and wear a wire and take notes or something, because the electoral politicking will be kicking into gear.  Always copy your letter to the IRS to your local paper and TV...

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