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IRS To Start Observing Churches For Electioneering @Broomheadshow

Posted July 22nd, 2014 @ 3:12pm

Due to a settlement with an atheist group, the IRS will now observe houses of worship for electioneering, according to Religious News Service.

“This is a victory, and we’re pleased with this development in which the IRS has proved to our satisfaction that it now has in place a protocol to enforce its own anti-electioneering provisions," says Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor, RNS reports.

To obtain tax-exempt status religious groups are forbidden in engaging in 'partisan political activity', which can include endorsing political candidates, political issues or promoting legislation states RNS.

FFRF claimed that the IRS ignored these complaints as far back as 2009, RNS reports.



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