The taxman cometh to church

Atheist group’s victory could help churches

IRS settlement with atheists could mean beginning of the end for your pastor’s free speech

Atheist groups rejoice over IRS decision to monitor churches. But should they?

ACLU sides with MO over denying daycare application

Is the IRS planning to crack down on pastors and churches?

IRS to atheists: Okay, we’ll investigate Pulpit Freedom Sunday pastors

Observers uncertain about the impact of Obama’s employment orders on faith-based agencies

IRS will monitor church activity

Faith-based nonprofits will likely land in court over Obama’s nondiscrimination orders

ADF fights off atheists’ lawsuit against pair of churches

Ariz. closes church for unpaid taxes despite exemption

Hawaii churches sued by atheists over public school rentals; lawsuit partially dismissed

Arizona County shutting church down for money Arizona says it doesn’t owe

Church raises funds, but not enough, to fend off foreclosure

‘Illegal Tax Bill’ could shut down Arizona church

Churches beat atheists

Court dismisses most of atheist lawsuit against Hawaiian churches

Two churches hear verdict in fight with atheists

Church rent lawsuit moves ahead

Portion of church vs. state lawsuit dismissed

Court guts renewed lawsuit against Oahu churches

ADF to Hawaii court: Dismiss renewed attack on churches

Six years into the Pulpit Initiative – Has the IRS responded?

Churches meeting in public schools: A wise (and legal) decision

Upper Arlington can block Christian schools from site, judge rules

Judge sides with Upper Arlington in Tree of Life lawsuit | ThisWeek

Churches are tax-exempt for a reason, aren’t they?

New “hate speech” attack targets Internet | WND

Churches battle lawsuit over rental fees for using public school rooms | Maui News (AP)

ADF asks court to dismiss renewed attack on Hawaii churches

Hawaii’s moral challenges prompt ministry | Baptist Press

Unmuzzling the bully pulpit | AMAC

Hawaii church reaches settlement in atheist lawsuit over public school rentals | Christian News Network

Church to settle suit over Hawaii school rentals | AP

ADF will continue vigorous defense of Hawaii churches

Lutheran church takes case over denied DNR grant to federal appeals court | Columbia Daily Tribune

Christian pre-school excluded from Mo. scrap tire program files appeal

Hawaii church defeats atheists in suit that alleged gov’t fraud | Charisma

In the Spirit: Where was all the support for clergy when lawsuit was filed? | Wisconsin State Journal

Judge dismisses suit against Hawaii churches | The Garden Island

Hawaii churches in court Thursday to seek dismissal of atheists’ baseless lawsuit | Alliance Defending Freedom

Gender Identity and Churches: “Male and Female He Created Them”? | Erik Stanley

Ruling: Church not Required to Hire Pastor Engaged in Homosexual Behavior | Erik Stanley

Hawaii Atheists Lei It on the Line in Lawsuit | FRC Washington Update

    FRC Washington Update: During the debate in the Hawaii legislature, some of these same churches have been outspoken proponents of marriage. Could it be that they’ve been targeted for exercising those rights from the pulpit? Alliance Defending Freedom’s (ADF) Erik Stanley, who’s helping to defend the congregations, is stunned that the atheists would attack such a primary source of Oahu’s public service and charity. “Churches who serve the neediest in their communities should be welcomed, not driven out by false accusations. The claims in the lawsuits are false and are driven by an atheistic agenda that is hostile to churches. The undeniable fact is that these churches were at all times truthful, and they have paid all the required rent to the schools. These churches have not only faithfully paid all of their rent, they’ve sacrificially given much more in service and funding to the schools and communities they love.”

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Atheists Sling False Accusations Against Hawaii Church | Charisma News

Defending Hawaiian churches against atheists’ accusations | One News Now

Churches seek to dismiss state school fees suit | Honolulu Star Advertiser (AP)

Preaching “Politics” from the Pulpit | Erik Stanley at Speak Up Movement

Preaching politics from the pulpit | World Magazine

Tree of Life lawsuit sent back to U.S. district court |

Tree of Life school wins appeal against Upper Arlington |

Church Denied Relief On Denial of Property Tax Exemption

“Evangelical body supports politicking in the pulpit” | Christian Century

IRS takes hits from both sides of pulpit politicking debate | Deseret News

Are Churches at Risk from Redefined Marriage? | Erik Stanley at NRO