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16-10-2012, 06:25 PM
TheoPACs
My new term for churches...

Nearly 1,500 churches participated in “Pulpit Freedom Sunday” this past weekend, an event organized by the conservative Christian Group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) in which pastors were encouraged to discuss politics from the pulpit, and even to back a particular candidate. The event has grown steadily over the years, with just 33 pastors taking part in 2008 but more than 1,000 reportedly taking part this year. This annual effort is intended to challenge the IRS regulations that restrict religious leaders from endorsing candidates to their congregations. Participating pastors were encouraged to “preach a biblically based sermon regarding candidates and the election” and to videotape those sermons and send them to the IRS. Under the U.S. tax code, nonprofit organizations such as churches may express views on any issue, but they jeopardize their tax-exempt status if they speak for or against any political candidate.

http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/policy...dates.html

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16-10-2012, 09:17 PM
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Dude, you need to copyright that word. Very fitting. Thumbsup

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17-10-2012, 07:03 PM
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Decided to blog on it...

http://seanasbury.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/theopacs/

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17-10-2012, 07:19 PM
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Quote:but they jeopardize their tax-exempt status if they speak for or against any political candidate.


I say let them stand on the roof tops and shout it to their hearts content.

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19-10-2012, 04:03 AM
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Let's hope that many of the preachers attending are part of the clergy project. Lol
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19-10-2012, 06:29 AM
RE: TheoPACs
Here's a list of the 1,586 theoPACs that participated in Pulpit Free Sunday

http://www.adfmedia.org/files/PFS2012Chu...alList.pdf

Note that this list was compiled by, proudly no doubt, the Alliance Defending Freedom - sponsor of the event...ADF did the IRS's homework for them -- just go down the list and start revoking tax exempt statuses...simple huh?

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19-10-2012, 09:33 AM
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(19-10-2012 06:29 AM)Seasbury Wrote:  Here's a list of the 1,586 theoPACs that participated in Pulpit Free Sunday

http://www.adfmedia.org/files/PFS2012Chu...alList.pdf

Note that this list was compiled by, proudly no doubt, the Alliance Defending Freedom - sponsor of the event...ADF did the IRS's homework for them -- just go down the list and start revoking tax exempt statuses...simple huh?

The burning question is: Will the IRS respond by taking legal action or just ignore it because it doesn't want the hassle of a legal fight?

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19-10-2012, 09:39 AM
RE: TheoPACs
(19-10-2012 09:33 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  
(19-10-2012 06:29 AM)Seasbury Wrote:  Here's a list of the 1,586 theoPACs that participated in Pulpit Free Sunday

http://www.adfmedia.org/files/PFS2012Chu...alList.pdf

Note that this list was compiled by, proudly no doubt, the Alliance Defending Freedom - sponsor of the event...ADF did the IRS's homework for them -- just go down the list and start revoking tax exempt statuses...simple huh?

The burning question is: Will the IRS respond by taking legal action or just ignore it because it doesn't want the hassle of a legal fight?

The second option of course.

God damn Erx, what world have you been living in your whole life?

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19-10-2012, 01:22 PM
RE: TheoPACs
(19-10-2012 09:39 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  
(19-10-2012 09:33 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  The burning question is: Will the IRS respond by taking legal action or just ignore it because it doesn't want the hassle of a legal fight?

The second option of course.

God damn Erx, what world have you been living in your whole life?

I've lived such a sheltered life in the Evangelical Ghetto. Weeping

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20-10-2012, 12:06 AM
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Just eliminate tax exempt status for religions. Problem solved.
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