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  •  I wish the IRS examined Scientology (1+ / 0-)
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    more carefully, as harassment of opponents is really not considered a "charitable activity", and the organization is practically run for profit.  Somehow I doubt they're being very restrictive with their allowances of charitable status given that Scientology still has its.

    Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

    by neroden on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 03:01:22 PM PST

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    •  They did. (1+ / 0-)
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      Scientology trumpets the fact that they went through an "invasive two year" examination and kept their status.

    •  Scientology is a very interesting case, for sure. (1+ / 0-)
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      The harassment issue should be (it seems to me) separate from the tax status of the organization, as members and agents of a particular organization might engage in bad behavior.  You shouldn't punish an organization for the behavior of certain bad actors within that organization, any more than you should beat your dog because your wife cheats on you.

      Money is not speech. Corporations are not people.

      by Benintn on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 03:03:26 PM PST

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