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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), long an entity of vile hatred in America, appears to be going after churches now. Obviously a tool of the administration, the IRS has threatened the tax exempt status of the All Saints Episcopal Church of Pasadena, California. The church gave an anti-war sermon on Oct 31, 2004. They didn't pick a candidate, they merely spoke out against the war, as they had done during the first Gulf War and Vietnam. Imagine a church giving an anti-ware sermon.
Anyway... the L.A. Times has the complete story.
In his sermon, Regas, who from the pulpit opposed both the Vietnam War and 1991's Gulf War, imagined Jesus participating in a political debate with then-candidates George W. Bush and John Kerry. Regas said that "good people of profound faith" could vote for either man, and did not tell parishioners whom to support.
After the initial inquiry, the church provided the IRS with a copy of all literature given out before the election and copies of its policies, Bacon said.
Some congregants were upset that a sermon citing Jesus Christ's championing of peace and the poor was the occasion for an IRS probe.
Not surprising but tragic and frightening none the less.
posted by Stithmeister @ 8:32 AM
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I'm curious about the Repug/Evangelical methodology, that allows such Religious figures as Dobson & Robertson to be so of two (supposedly) seperate worlds.
Ah well, must figure soon, so I can do it,
Yours in Faux,
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