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Thu Aug 29, 2013, 08:29 AM

Papantonio: Political Poison From The Pulpit [View all]

The Freedom from Religion Foundation has taken up the challenge on evangelical groups to push back on the ugly mixture of religion attaching itself to Neo-nut politics.

For years now, the craziest of the religious fringe has been daring the IRS to test their 501(c)3 tax exemption status.

Preachers have been standing in front of pulpits endorsing candidates, handing out political leaflets, and holding pro-Republican rallies. Parts of the religious political right have chosen to flaunt the fact that they are abusing their 501(c)3 rights, and the IRS has chosen to let them get away with it.

This lawsuit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation will, at the very least, help the public think about whether the $71 billion a year granted to Churches in tax breaks is a bad idea. Have those political pulpit preachers abused the bargain that taxpayers make with them by using tax money to campaign for their right wing list of crazies?

Full text at Ring of Fire.

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