Tag: IRS

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    Some pastors say their job is not to endorse political candidates. It is to make sure that their church members vote and “that they understand what’s at stake,” says Pastor Jeffery Daniel. More

    September 21, 2012 | Comments

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    “It’s a matter of sharing the burdens of a free society and a good society. That’s, morally speaking, what taxes are about,” according to political philosopher and Harvard government professor Michael Sandel. More

    August 5, 2011 | Comments

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    On September 28, more than 30 pastors around the country defied the Internal Revenue Service rule that clergy may not engage in partisan politicking from their pulpits.

    October 3, 2008 | Comments

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    Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance, says there are dangerous consequences for religion when houses of worship get too political.

    October 3, 2008 | Comments

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    The debate over religion and politicking has pitted clergy against clergy in the key battleground state of Ohio. In a highly unusual move, over 60 members of the clergy of a variety of Christian and Jewish denominations filed a complaint with the IRS accusing Pastor Russell Johnson and another pastor of improperly using their churches in political activities. More

    August 18, 2006 | Comments

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    Congress is considering legislation that, if approved, would let preachers preach politics from the pulpit and endorse candidates without losing the church’s tax-exempt status. However, advocates of separation of church and state strongly oppose the legislation. More

    July 26, 2002 | Comments