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(WTOP)   The IRS has basically quit even trying to enforce that whole "tax-exempt churches can't preach politics" thing. Because, you know, it's hard and stuff   (wtop.com) divider line 16
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2012-11-05 01:46:01 PM
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2012-11-05 12:36:39 PM
4 votes:
Was the 'Obvious' tag busy instructing its congregation that voting for Obama will usher in the apocalypse?
2012-11-05 03:37:19 PM
2 votes:

ISO15693: There was a crazy old woman in Dunedin, NZ, that bore her testimony about being engaged to Elvis, and we were all invited.


There was an old lady in CA that had sort of lost the ability to tell when she was talking out loud or in her own head. After about 15 minutes of any one person talking, a sweet little old lady voice would float up from the congregation, "My heavens, he's still talking. Isn't he done?" and so on. Awesome...
2012-11-05 01:19:01 PM
2 votes:
Saw this bumper sticker on a nice minivan out in the swellburbs:

"Your Vote counts for today and for all Eternity"

And a simply Google search turns up a couple of iterations of the same type message.
http://tarafurman.blogspot.com/2012/11/will-your-vote-stand-test-of-f i re.html

And you can't tell me she didn't take it up Satan's Chute whilst trying to land a stockbroker/husband in college.
2012-11-05 06:42:52 PM
1 votes:

CaptainScrewy: Dumb question (because I'm, y'know, dumb), but why couldn't taxpaying citizens bring a class action suit against churches who violate tax exemption rules? It seems to me that if I have to pay taxes, so do should churches. who break the rules.

2012-11-05 04:36:26 PM
1 votes:

superfudge73: So as for American Christian's isn't lying a sin?


That depends.

Does "American Christian's isn't lying" mean "American Christian is isn't lying" or does it mean "isn't lying belongs to American Christian"?
2012-11-05 03:31:44 PM
1 votes:

Sticky Hands: treesloth: ISO15693: Just for the record, if anyone brings up anything political in an LDS church meeting, they are politely ignored, and then told off later, unless they dont get the hint, in which case they are told off publically. Except for the really really old people. We sometimes let them rant (still ignoring them) but forego the "telling-off" because, well, they are old.

About the most political thing Ive heard is this election cycle is "'Im more of a Hunstman mormon than a Romney mormon"

You do see plenty of Romney and Obama bumper stickers in the parking lots though.

There was a little of that in sacrament meeting the last couple of Sundays, but very mild. I think the bishop politely invited them to cut that the hell out. It was all overshadowed by the organist (probably around 85 years old) deciding she just didn't like one of the songs, and so she just stopped playing and went back to her seat in the middle of the third verse. Worked for me... I don't like it, either. Old ladies rock!

I can imagine this sort of thing making fast and testimony meeting much more amusing than the toothless man rambling something about how awesome scouts was back in 1934, and the fat old woman listing her health problems.


Lol.

There was a crazy old woman in Dunedin, NZ, that bore her testimony about being engaged to Elvis, and we were all invited.
2012-11-05 02:21:25 PM
1 votes:

STRYPERSWINE: Going after churches now. Wow.


So much fail in only four words. Wow.
2012-11-05 02:13:12 PM
1 votes:

Ehcks: [wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com image 600x776]


Yesssssss......do this. If you are religious enough to skip voting and pray, I'm ok with it. Please, I encourage you to stay home and pray and watch the 700 Club or whatever you religious people do nowadays.
2012-11-05 02:05:45 PM
1 votes:
Either pay taxes or pray for rain when your building catches on fire.
2012-11-05 01:39:37 PM
1 votes:

JackieRabbit: Many Christians are highly offended by their religion being politicized.


Meanwhile, everyone else is highly offended by our politics becoming religicized.
2012-11-05 01:37:06 PM
1 votes:

phartman: In other news, taxation of expatriates continues unabated.

Taxation without representation is tyranny"


Feminization without castration is tranny!

sorry
2012-11-05 01:31:55 PM
1 votes:
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2012-11-05 01:09:20 PM
1 votes:
In a survey last week by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, 40 percent of black Protestants who attend worship services regularly said their clergy have discussed a specific candidate in church -- and the candidate in every instance was President Barack Obama.

Correlation does not equal causation... Correlation does not equal causation... Correlation does not equal causation...
2012-11-05 01:04:08 PM
1 votes:
To HELL with OBAMA and the NAACP...President Obama is a "Judas" and he has sold out African Americans.

media1.policymic.com
/just saying is all.....
2012-11-05 01:00:01 PM
1 votes:
Huh huh huh....
You said "hard."
 
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