Pastors try to pick a tax fight with IRS

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    This weekend, hundreds of pastors, including some of the nation’s evangelical leaders, will climb into their pulpits to preach about American politics, flouting a decades-old law that prohibits tax-exempt churches and other charities from campaigning on election issues.

    The sermons, on what is called Pulpit Freedom Sunday, essentially represent a form of biblical bait, an effort by some churches to goad the Internal Revenue Service into court battles over the divide between religion and politics.

    NYT: Pastors try to pick a tax fight with IRS - politics - The New York Times

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    Remember the last campaign Republicans ran on "Jobs Jobs Jobs"? Then lied. They passed their "radical social agenda" in state after state attacking teachers, firemen, Hispanics among others? Sparking protests and marches?

    Now we know why they are desperate to suppress voters rights. This is a last ditch effort to turn America into a theocracy. I was wondering why they worked so had to keep jobs from coming back. A scared population will do anything if the manipulation is right. If they can divide America and make enough Americans hate their country, their government and each other, they can trick people, especially white Republicans into following their dangerous and radical agenda.

    Those that love freedom need to stand up to the radical right wing. Clearly, when they shout "Let him die" and applaud executions their radical, theocratic agenda goes way beyond the presidential race.

    They can't keep screaming "liar" and "you're making that up" when it's this clear and out there right in public view. They are not even trying to hide it anymore.
     
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    Good. We won't hear their shit during Catholic mass.

    Let those Heathens have at it.
     
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    Mustang already started a thread on this.
     
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    This effort is a bipartisan effort because pasters on both the left and the right believe that they have rights guanteed to them in the First Amendment that prohibit the Government for punishing them because they speak out.
     
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    You should read the Bill of Rights again.
     
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    You must have missed the memo, all churches are right wing Republicans, even the left wing ones.
     
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    Left wing churches speak about about tax cuts for the wealthy, ignoring the poor and helping children.

    Right wing churches speak in tongues, and they want to "punish", especially the gays.
     
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    Bullcrap.

    But totally irrelevant. No minister on the left or the right or in between should be taxed for sharing their opinion. The government shouldnt be able to punish them like that.
     

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