Via The Carpetbagger Report: "And while I’m glad to see the mess surrounding the East Waynesville (N.C.) Baptist Church wrap up so nicely, it&#1
May 11, 2005

Via The Carpetbagger Report:

"And while I’m glad to see the mess surrounding the East Waynesville (N.C.) Baptist Church wrap up so nicely, it’s probably a good time to note that plenty of conservatives want to change existing tax law to allow pastors like Chan Chandler to engage in equally partisan behavior and generate similar controversies across the country.

It hasn’t gotten a lot of attention lately, but there’s a bill called the “Houses of Worship Free Speech Restoration Act” (H.R. 235) that would change the law to allow tax-exempt houses of worship to engage in blatantly partisan campaign activities. In fact, the bill was introduced by North Carolinian Walter Jones (R) and has received support from Rep. Charles Taylor (R), who happens to represent the district in which the East Waynesville Baptist Church resides." read on

I'm all for these guys saying what they would like, but if they are going to campaign and influence the direction this country is headed, then they need to pay taxes just like I do. I'm waiting for a big group like Focus on the Family to say "tax us," to try and prove how sincere they are. That greed doesn't drive their motives. They'll declare this the most "crucial time in the history of our country" and "your dollars are needed most." Donors will throw silly money their way. I'm surprised they haven't done it yet.

Help Us Fight Back Against Social Media Censorship

Facebook has been limiting the visibility of our posts after a serious of bogus violations. We need your help now more than ever.

Discussion

We are currently migrating to Disqus

On May 14, 2022, we started migrating our comments from Insticator back to Disqus. During this transition period, some posts will have Insticator and some Disqus. For more information on the transition, as well as information regarding old C&L accounts, please see this post.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.