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    Re: IRS faces lawsuit for failing to enforce church electioneering ban

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    The word 'Face' spelled with big fingers on an iphone keyboard!

    No new code words here.....
    I have the same problem. Therefore, I refuse to post from the phone
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    Re: IRS faces lawsuit for failing to enforce church electioneering ban

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Hey!

    Ack - see post #8!
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    Re: IRS faces lawsuit for failing to enforce church electioneering ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Don't know why you haven't heard about this problem. It has been around for a while



    Basically there is a subset of Christians which demands exemption from taxes that other groups must pay while objecting to an IRS regulation that calls for political neutrality from groups receiving religion-based exemptions.

    Easy solution -- pay your taxes and speak your mind.
    for the explanation! :I really hadn't heard it before.

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    Re: IRS faces lawsuit for failing to enforce church electioneering ban

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Good evening P

    I think it refers to "churches that allegedly violated federal tax law by engaging in partisan advocacy."
    Good evening, Sangha!


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    Re: IRS faces lawsuit for failing to enforce church electioneering ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    The Freedom from Religion Foundation is a 501(c)(3) group that is arguing the IRS is unlawfully favouring church groups. A federal judge has agreed



    more on the suit from the FFRF site

    Response to the ruling from The Christian Post
    Oh my, that would appear to be a problem for the church. if we could get them out of politics and campaigning that would be awesome. I am cool with them existing, but it would be nice if they just existed and did not try to make laws using their tax free benefits. I also hope they start getting taxed. It is a business, not a charity. I do not want them destroyed, but it would be cool to get some money to help out with general operations of the country they enjoy existing in.

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    Re: IRS faces lawsuit for failing to enforce church electioneering ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Don't know why you haven't heard about this problem. It has been around for a while



    Basically there is a subset of Christians which demands exemption from taxes that other groups must pay while objecting to an IRS regulation that calls for political neutrality from groups receiving religion-based exemptions.

    Easy solution -- pay your taxes and speak your mind.
    I totally agree. if the restrictions of the statute bother you, or they impede the direction you wish to go then you are supposed to simply chose to leave the special status. No one is forcing them not to campaign, they are just saying if you are going to act as a taxable entity like a corporation or business then you should pay taxes as one.

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    Re: IRS faces lawsuit for failing to enforce church electioneering ban

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    The word 'Face' spelled with big fingers on an iphone keyboard!

    No new code words here.....
    It is a technology based speech impediment.

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    Re: IRS faces lawsuit for failing to enforce church electioneering ban

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    It is a technology based speech impediment.
    Well played.
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    Re: IRS faces lawsuit for failing to enforce church electioneering ban

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Well played.
    I have the same impediment when it comes to most pads and phones.

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    Re: IRS faces lawsuit for failing to enforce church electioneering ban

    I pay taxes, I didn't realize this means my free speech has been destroyed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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