HR 235 was introduced to liberate clergy from the muzzle imposed by the absolute ban on all speech that may be regarded as "political," and thereby enable them to speak out on all vital and moral and political questions of the day. It will free houses of worship from the fear and anxiety and uncertainty created by the threat that the IRS will impose financial penalties or revoke tax-exempt status altogether.
Sponsor: Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] (introduced 1/8/2003) Cosponsors: 165
Religious Right groups have been pressing evangelical churches to get deeply involved in partisan politics, Lynn said, and this kind of controversy is the natural outcome.
Lynn said matters will become even worse if a bill now pending in Congress becomes federal law.
H.R. 235, a measure introduced by Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), would allow clergy to endorse candidates from the pulpit and still retain a tax exemption of their house of worship.
"Introducing partisan politics into our churches is a terrible idea," said AU's Lynn. "I hope this incident in North Carolina will cause our members of Congress to reject Rep. Jones' bill."
Scared yet? Then start taking action and stop this bill. If we let them get away with this NC will only be the start of democrats being purged.
If you don't think this has meaning to the GOP then look at the Ohio plan for 2006. http://ohiorestorationproject.com/plan.php
Update this Bill is not dead people