What makes most non profit 501 (C)(3) tax exempt groups so quiet about their causes? Why are they afraid to name names, and speak loudly against the politicians who oppose them? On this past Pulpit Freedom Sunday, more than 1500 Pastors openly defied the 1954 IRS regulation which sought to squash political speech by non profit groups, by scaring them with the IRS boogieman.
In all these 58 years, the IRS has done next to nothing against politically activist churches and non-profits. The IRS has only succeeded in stripping one church of its tax exempt status, in 1992. That particular church in Binghamton, NY ran newspaper ads against Bill Clinton and his positions on abortion and homosexuality.
Since then the IRS has sent only warning letters to a relatively few churches, and since then has had a policy of not enforcing this law.
The Pulpit Freedom Sunday supporters believe that the IRS fears losing ground on this First Amendment issue.
So…….. Why are so many churches and pro-life 501(c)(3) groups so quiet and polite about the political issues which impinge on their cause?
Why don’t they take a chance with their own careers, and income, as so many pro-life health care professionals have been doing? If they led by example, more people would be standing up and taking personal risks to stand up for life.
Don’t forget, the supposedly non-profit, tax funded, and tax exempt planned unparenthood has been openly funding and endorsing candidates for years.
Influencing this decision is a court determination that the Internal Revenue Service needs to establish which officials have sufficient rank for setting and enforcing the policies. Another unspoken problem is the glaring partisanship of the supposed ‘non-profit’, Planned Unparenthood. The IRS would obviously have to remove tax exempt status from the abortion giant if it were to remove that of any churches. Uneven enforcement of regulations does not hold up well from a legal standpoint.
For now, it is open season FOR politics from the pulpit.
Pastors and preachers may freely tell their congregations that Obama is more pro-abortion than 99 percent of abortionists. An exception is Kermit Gosnell, whose trial for infanticides starts in March.
Media Matters has been is actively attacking the functions of tax payers for political gain.
Of interest is its project to stop advertizers from running ads on Fox network, something to which headman David Brock has admitted.
The non-profit is engaging in the same activities that it supposedly was formed to monitor. It should not have tax exempt status according to IRS regulations, but since lefties control the IRS, Media Matters, like Planned Parenthood, will retain tax exempt status no matter the extent of their violations.
This mornings entertainment…….. if you go to the drudgereport. a phishing site (such as quizstopweb) will pop up and ask you for your email and shipping address. This clutch of phishing sites comprises an ip data collector. Drudge has many things to say that the government does not want you to hear. Don’t give up on it. Just try to get around it.
The Drudge viewing app available for ipod and ipad is much nicer, as it bypasses ads like crazy and does not have a phisher asking for your information. Unfortunately you’ll have to wait until Apple gets its sites back up. Apparently Lion, the new operating system, and its cloud computing goodies are being set up.