Tuesday, July 18, 2006

We'll See If This Is All Bark and No Bite

According to this source, the IRS is busily warning 15,000 churches and charitable orgs that they'd best not be engaging in any if-you-vote-for-Candidate-X-you're-going-to-hell type sermonizing, if they intend to keep their tax-exempt status.

"Under the initiative, the IRS plans to expedite investigations into claims of improper campaigning, no longer waiting for an annual tax return to be filed or the tax year to end before launching a probe." Well, we'll see.

We've already seen locally the pastor of a mega-church endorsing David Blust for N.C. Senate, with apparent impunity, but the Reverend was evidently following a little-known Gnostic text once included as part of Matthew 5: "Blessed are the bobbleheads, for they shall rise to the level of their incompetence."

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