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More Than A Feeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-05 01:27 PM
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52. Good call.
Edited on Mon Sep-19-05 01:32 PM by Heaven and Earth
Most, if not all, churches would probably still qualify for the exact same exemption on grounds that they are charitable organizations.

"The exempt purposes set forth in IRC Section 501(c)(3) are charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, and the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.",,id=9...

Also, to those of you who want to chase religion out of politics, think about this: Part of religion is criticizing society. Check out the prophets in the Old Testament. If someone does that and says something you don't like, is it playing politics, or free speech/free exercise? Its really hard to draw the line, and its probably the reason why the IRS focuses those who make specific endorsements for and against candidates, rather than churches who speak on political issues.
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