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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Did you read the topic ?
Atheists went to the IRS to make them churches 'behave'.
They were not just talking about one.
They also weren't talking about all either like your sweeping generalization implies. Some != All.
originally posted by: Stormdancer777
a reply to: beezzer
right to life?
A church can't talk about right to life?
Who will do the monitoring? are they going to put spies in the church?
originally posted by: xDeadcowx
a reply to: neo96
Where in the article did you read that the IRS or the atheists were attempting to deprive the churches from being charitable and helping out their fellow man? I must have missed that part.
What i read was that they wanted to IRS to hold churches accountable to the LAW. If they are using their church to promote political issue, legislation and candidates, they are breaking the law and will lose their tax-exempt status.
This will not affect the entire religion, just the specific church that is violation of the law.
Are you proposing that churches and religions should not have to follow the law?
The situation is simple. Churches are breaking the law, and some atheists are calling them out on it. If the church is not breaking the law, they have nothing to worry about. If they are breaking, they should face the consequences.
originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: Stormdancer777
I would love to see the IRS go after the CAIR's of this country.
In November 1917, within weeks of the revolution, the People's Commissariat for Enlightenment was established, which a month later created the All-Russian Union of Teachers-Internationalists for the purpose of removing religious instruction from school curricula. In order to intensify the anti-religious propaganda in the school system, the Chief Administration for Political Enlightenment (Glavpolitprosvet) was established in November 1920.
Lenin's decree on the separation of church and state in early 1918 deprived the formerly official church of its status of legal person, the right to own property, or to teach religion in both state and private schools or to any group of minors. The decree abolished the privileges of the church and thus ended the alliance between church and state. The clergy openly attacked the decree. The leadership of the Church issued a special appeal to believers to obstruct the enforcement of the decree.
In addition, the Decree “On the Separation of the Church from the State and the School from the Church" also determined the relationship between school and church. “School shall be separated from church,” the Decree said. “The teaching of religious doctrines in all the state and public, as well as private educational institutions where general subjects are taught shall not be permitted. Citizens may teach and be taught religion in private.” 
originally posted by: LDragonFire
a reply to: Annee
At the tune of $4 BILLION a year, if there patriotic enough to engage in the politics then they should be patriotic enough to help fund it.
originally posted by: Diderot
a reply to: neo96
"Athiest's are not godless as they proclaim.
They believe in God and using it's hand the IRS to smite their 'enemies'."
Dear George "neo" Orwell, You are making my head spin. Are there any people who do not believe in God?
Since they are not atheists, what word would best describe them?
Wait, give me chance to sit down before you answer.
It's keeping churches honest and not having them turn into a political tax-exempt PAC. If churches are going to be political entities, they should be taxed.
A 527 organization or 527 group is a type of U.S. tax-exempt organization organized under Section 527 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. § 527). A 527 group is created primarily to influence the selection, nomination, election, appointment or defeat of candidates to federal, state or local public office.
Technically, almost all political committees, including state, local, and federal candidate committees, traditional political action committees, "Super PACs", and political parties are "527s."
I think he is alluding to the fact that the devotion most believers assign to God is directed instead to the State by some unbelievers (or whatever their cause du jour happens to be).