Monday, March 24, 2014

Barry Lynn: investigate those churches-- I mean the right-wing ones.

Anti-Christian censor Barry Lynn thinks the IRS was too easy on Franklin Graham's "Pulpit Freedom Sunday":

The problem isn’t that the IRS is being too aggressive in this area. It’s that its enforcement efforts have been sporadic, unfocused and tepid. Instead of putting applications from Tea Party groups under a microscope, the IRS would do better to crack down on Graham and the religious leaders like him who openly flout federal tax law. 
Every year, the Alliance Defending Freedom, a Religious Right legal group founded by radio and TV preachers, hosts “Pulpit Freedom Sunday.” During this euphemistically named and highly choreographed event, a handful of misguided pastors openly break the law by endorsing or opposing candidates from the pulpit. Some send their sermons to the IRS and occasionally even send me a copy so I can forward them to the IRS. These churches didn’t just go up to the line, they leaped right over it. 
What has the IRS done about this flagrant law-breaking? Precious little. The agency has even refused to alter a simple regulation that would smooth the process for audits of churches, which is a necessary first step in these investigations. 
The IRS can’t claim it doesn’t know this is happening. Americans United sent the agency numerous examples of religious organizations getting partisan.

Of course, there is massive political organizing out of left-wing churches. Here's Obama's spiritual father Jeremiah Wright, preaching about Barack and Hillary (anti-white racism starts it off-- although Obama slept through all of that racist stuff for 20 years. Explicit politics starts at 9:15):


Good for Wright. He's an odious fraud and bigot, but he has every right to speak his demented mind-- from the pulpit. Free speech means free speech.

Lynn's organization of leftist anti-Christian bigots never mentions Wright, or the thousands of leftie preachers who brazenly organize Democrat Party politics from their churches. 

11 comments:

  1. Free speech is fine, so long as you're all paid up on your speech tax.

    Just don't call it censorship.

    The Torch

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  2. Obviously churches haven’t kept up their end of the bargain. Tax them all.

    -KW

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    1. They are all taxed, I would like to point out. They only skip federal income taxes, like 47% of Americans, most of whom vote Democrat.

      As soon as we start taxing all your favorite "nonprofits" we can discuss it.

      The Torch

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    2. KW, are there any of our constitutionally protected freedoms that you actually like? Not jealously guarded for yourself, I mean, but for other people.

      Ben

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    3. Ben, what are you talking about? Churches avoiding taxes is not a constitutionally protected freedom.

      -KW

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    4. Churches 'avoiding' taxes is not the issue here. It's the government buying our freedom.

      Do you believe that anyone should have to pay a speech tax? Do you think the IRS should be sitting in church pews, making sure that no one is criticizing elected officials?

      I don't think you really like any of our rights. You've demonstrated that you don't care for our second amendment right to bear arms, or our first amendment right to free exercise of religion.

      Ben

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  3. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthMarch 24, 2014 at 7:36 AM

    The IRS, far from investigating black churches for violations of tax exemptions, sends representatives to train black pastors on how to skirt the tax laws:

    “[The Congressional Black Caucus]] had the IRS members there specifically to advise them on how far to go campaigning without violating their tax-exempt status,” George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley told The Daily Caller.

    “I viewed the meeting as highly problematic. Eric Holder heads the agency that prosecutes organizations who give false information to the government. The Justice Department coordinates with the IRS on actions taken against not-for-profits. These ministries are given not-for-profit status on the basis that they are not engaging in any political activities. Here, the Obama administration was clearly encouraging them to maximize their efforts by showing them where the lines were drawn in federal case law,” Turley said.

    --- Daily Caller (9/2013)

    You see, tovarisch, this whole church thing is not news. MSNBC didn't carry that story. NBC, CBS, ABC, NPR, and CNN didn't carry it. Fox had a short piece, but they are a rabid right-wing propaganda organ for white men and should be silenced, not professional journalists.

    Work with me here, Doctor. NBC news is reporting today that pro-Palestinian students are claiming censorship on campus. It's amazing how folks who are being unjustly censored manage to get their grievances aired in the national press. See, that's real news. Why not pick up on that and do some real journalism like publishing some fake images of Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian children.

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  4. "Lynn's organization of leftist anti-Christian bigots never mentions Wright, or the thousands of leftie preachers who brazenly organize Democrat Party politics from their churches."

    Oh!! You old meanie! Give the man some slack -- he's a lying hypocrite, and everyone knows he is -- so there is no *reason* for him to be honest and non-hypocritical.

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  5. Is it just me or.....

    Sorry if this is 'old territory' for Americans however...

    Is it just me or isn't this fellow just a little 'light skinned' for an actual 'black' man.
    I didn't listen as I remember him saying, 'God D*** America!' or some such, years ago.
    How boring he is.

    However, could it be that his (probable) anti-white racism is a product of his 'tainted' blood.
    Y'know; overcompensating.
    He certainly wouldn't be the first.
    The unpleasant racist Mohamed Ali always looked a little 'bleached' for my liking.
    Oh, and Louise Farrakhan! Now there is a 'mixed bag' if ever there was one.

    These 'black racists' should think about getting their own house in order before joining in the fun & games of race hate.

    We have to have some sort of Race Hate Rules or the whole thing becomes a sham.

    I feel cheated somehow.....


    John Richardson

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    1. Dear confused racist, please see your local Clan affiliate for guidance on proper treatment of “tainted” mixed race people and others who appear too “bleached for your liking”.

      -KW

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    2. No need.

      I can just look into a mirror.

      John R.

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