Rev. Harry Jackson doesn't want his tax exempt status.

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Rev. Harry Jackson doesn't want his tax exempt status.

Ok, so this is nothing new.  But I must admit up front, that I must be ignorant on this issue because I can't figure out why preachers can flat out tell followers who to vote for, on video and not get their tax exemption challenged in court.

From IRS.gov  Exemption Requirements - Section 501(c)(3) Organizations "it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates."

Sounds like something lawyers should be going after since preachers tell their congregations who to vote for, then offer to bus them to the polls.  Here's a couple videos where Rev Harry Jackson is telling his viewers who they need to vote for (who he says and why he says to should blow your mind) and telling other churches to tell their members who to vote for. 

http://youtu.be/qsocHDdHmDI

http://youtu.be/wsJ83a8qT9U

Sooooo, why do I never hear of a church losing their status?  What am I missing here?  Anyone know about the law on this or lawyers currently trying to fight it?

 

 

 

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Last church I remember

Last church I remember having its status revoked was Crystal Cathedral under Schuller.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1320&dat=19830423&id=_z5WAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zOkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7184,2400195

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"..We need to get out of

"..We need to get out of both plantations...now....before the rapture !"

What does that even mean ? 

And no disrespect intended, but is he drunk, or is that some kind of preaching style ?  I'm getting the impression this guy doesn't believe his own material.

 

 

 


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jcgadfly wrote:Last church I

jcgadfly wrote:

Last church I remember having its status revoked was Crystal Cathedral under Schuller.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1320&dat=19830423&id=_z5WAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zOkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7184,2400195

 

That's WAY too long ago... should be several a year losing it until they wise up.

 

 

 

 

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"..We need to get out of both plantations...now....before the rapture !"

What does that even mean ? 

And no disrespect intended, but is he drunk, or is that some kind of preaching style ?  I'm getting the impression this guy doesn't believe his own material.

My gut impression is that he fully drinks the koolaid.   His take one things is even more skewed than usual fundie drivel, but I think he believes it.  As for him possibly being on the sauce while preaching... wouldn't surprise me in the slightest.

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Obama would have to order

Obama would have to order Holder to pursue prosecution. But, I don't believe any politicains would want to take on religion. Also, the law if it was challenged would probably be thrown out as violation of free speech. So I think for the time being this will be an unenforced rule.

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