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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-08 12:33 AM
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18. Churches are allowed to advocate for/against propositions.
It's dreadfully tacky, but legal.
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  -Are churches allowed to advocate for/against a ballot question? sniffa  Oct-30-08 09:14 PM   #0 
  - Remove their tax exemption now!  upi402   Oct-30-08 09:16 PM   #1 
  - I feel the same way  sniffa   Oct-30-08 09:19 PM   #6 
  - If they are required to pay taxes, they will become a political force  thraxis   Oct-30-08 10:18 PM   #14 
  - On what grounds exactly?  Realityhack   Oct-30-08 10:28 PM   #15 
  - Yes  SoCalNative   Oct-30-08 09:17 PM   #2 
  - That shouldn't be right  sniffa   Oct-30-08 09:21 PM   #8 
  - Vintage Park Community Church in South Sac has a "Yes on 8" sign on their lawn  chimpsrsmarter   Oct-30-08 09:17 PM   #3 
  - Churches are allowed to advocate for/against propositions.  LeftyMom   Oct-31-08 12:33 AM   #18 
  - I would think that it would violate their IRS status.  AllieB   Oct-30-08 09:18 PM   #4 
  - see my post right above yours.  chimpsrsmarter   Oct-30-08 09:18 PM   #5 
  - No IRS Rules  SoCalNative   Oct-30-08 09:26 PM   #10 
  - Depends on if they're using a PAC to do it from  thecorrection   Oct-30-08 09:21 PM   #7 
  - Ballot questions shouldn't be exempt  Canuckistanian   Oct-30-08 09:22 PM   #9 
  - Indeed  sniffa   Oct-30-08 09:27 PM   #11 
  - What if the ballot question  SoCalNative   Oct-30-08 09:33 PM   #12 
  - Then it's a matter for the courts  Canuckistanian   Oct-30-08 09:38 PM   #13 
  - What part of freedom of speech and free exercise of religion don't you get? n/t  pnwmom   Oct-31-08 12:02 AM   #17 
  - If they finally just tax the churches...  spoony   Oct-31-08 02:55 AM   #19 
  - Yes. They have freedom of speech.  pnwmom   Oct-31-08 12:01 AM   #16 
  - If they weren't, then the government would put any issue where churches are critical of them...  JVS   Oct-31-08 03:08 AM   #20 
 

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