Friday, June 20, 2008

Pastors Challenge IRS

Church America

From ABC News:
But when [Minnesota pastor Gus] Booth addressed the members of his Warroad Community Church one Sunday in May and told them, "If you are a Christian, you cannot support a candidate like Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton for president," he very much knew he was violating the law. He even wrote a letter to the IRS explaining what he had said and challenging the tax collection agency to do something about it.
Good. Roast that motherfucker.

This is a man, leader of a church, a parish, a flock, who has tangible sway over his followers, his sheep. He - or his church leaders - formed Warroad Community Church and was granted, as a privilege of the United States of America, tax exempt status as a religious organization. There was this one thing, though, that he agreed to wholeheartedly to keep all his monies: don't endorse politically. Period.

This is not to mention that Gus is blasting against the two candidates who have not been to war. This is church. This is Christianity which is based on the Commandments of Moses and pushed through the Greatest Commandments. And Thou Shalt Not Kill does not have an asterisk after it, no matter how ig/noble the war, nor does "Love your neighbor as yourself."

Strip that church. Do it now. Or we will have churches all over America pushing both ways. And we will open the floodgates to a nightmare between now and November.

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