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|10-16-2012 07:47 AM|
|10-16-2012 07:33 AM|
|10-15-2012 09:13 PM|
|10-15-2012 07:55 PM|
|10-15-2012 06:08 PM|
I don't think the legislation was written to try and suppress their message but rather to stop tax money (and if an organization is not paying tax, someone else has to make the shortfall) being used to support political messages. Obviously, the Govt. understands there needs to be some leeway, hence the lack of a zero tolerance policy but some churches are abusing the privilege.
|10-15-2012 05:47 PM|
|10-15-2012 03:52 PM|
|EscapeVelo||The Church has often been an advocate for political change (think Abolitionism and Civil Rights Movement) and also as an power base for opposition to tyranny (think Communist countries and Nazism).|
|10-15-2012 02:30 PM|
|10-15-2012 02:04 PM|
Since some Churches claim to be moral authority you'd think they would refrain from intellectual dishonesty, but unfortunately, getting their agenda and politics across is more important to them.
|10-15-2012 01:46 PM|
Isn't this just splitting hairs? What is the difference between stating the above, which obviously comes with the implication of how to vote, and directly stating it?
What exactly is it about connecting the dots for a congregation that implies the government should tax the offerings made to the church, rather than not?
Can they say, "Politician A is Evil?" Or is attaching something not factual to a politician also against the rules?
How about "If you like Temple, just know that Politician A wants to put us out of business by taxing us."
And can they tell their congregation on how to vote on political questions? Or is it just politicians that are immune from their speech?
|10-15-2012 12:50 PM|
Or as Bishop Paprocki put it...
“I have read the Republican Party platform and there is nothing in it that supports or promotes an intrinsic evil or a serious sin,” he proclaimed.
“I am not telling you which party or which candidates to vote for or against. What I am saying is that you need to think and pray very carefully about your vote,” Paprocki said. “Because a vote for a candidate who promotes actions or behaviors that are intrinsically evil and gravely sinful makes you morally complicit and places the eternal salvation of your own soul in serious jeopardy.”
|10-15-2012 12:23 PM|
|10-15-2012 09:38 AM|
Politician A stands for A/B/C which will affect is this way
Politician B stands for X/Y/Z which will affect us that way
They can't say:
Vote for Politician A.
If they want to endorse a particular politician or position they have the option to reject the Govt.'s tax free status (which is by no means mandatory)
|10-15-2012 09:31 AM|
|10-15-2012 08:16 AM|
And Marxism, Nazism, the French Terror, the Soviet Purge, and the Nazi Final Solution were born of the Enlightenment and the Age of Reason.
Let's stick with the Anglo-Christian Enlightenment....instead of veering off into dark twisted abysses.
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