Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Church Intimidation

The IRS is investigating a prominent liberal Episcopal Church, potentially threatening its tax-exempt status, because of a sermon that questioned the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive war. Churches are not permitted to make political endorsements if they wish to remain tax-free. In response to this news, Amy Sullivan sarcastically remarks,
No word on whether the agency is also going after the Baptist church that kicked out members who voted for John Kerry. Or the churches that helped out the Bush/Cheney campaign last year by sending in their membership directories. Or the Catholic priests who told parishioners it would be a sin to vote for Kerry.


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