“Pastors plan civil disobedience act October 2nd by preaching politics from the pulpit” | God Discussion

Pastors fight IRS ban on endorsing candidates | The Tennessean

The secret is out: Churches have always been tax exempt! | Examiner.com

“500 Pastors to Bait IRS Today on ‘Pulpit Freedom Sunday’” | Tax Prof Blog

“Why pastors shouldn’t play politics from pulpit” | Alaska Dispatch

“More Pastors Sign on to Preach Politics From Pulpit” | Christian Post

Erik Stanley: “IRS has no business telling pastors how to choose their words: 1st Amendment comes before tax regulations”

Erik Stanley: Pulpit Freedom for Nearly 500 American Pastors – Dakota Voice

Pastors Gearing up for Pulpit Freedom Sunday Oct. 2, 2011

Church challenged re: ‘politicking’

Minn. Pastor Cautiously Maneuvers IRS Guidelines to Support Bachmann

Erik Stanley: For Free Speech, Give Up Your Tax Exempt Status

Reclaiming Texas For Christ

    Pamela Kimble at Cross Timbers Gazette: On October 20th, Reclaiming Texas For Christ will hold their second annual FREE conference for pastors, lay leaders, and everyday citizens who are concerned about the crumbling of this nation’s spiritual foundation. An impressive array of speakers will headline this year’s conference. In this FREE afternoon conference, attendees will hear from Timothy Barton of nationally recognized WallBuilders, Dr. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Erik Stanley of the Alliance Defense Fund, Pastor Geoffrey Cohen of Gateway Church, Dan Panetti of Prestonwood Church, and talk show host Kerby Anderson of Point of View Ministries.


  • Posted: 09/26/2011
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Pastors think gov’t should butt out

VA: Calvary Day School Denied, Lawsuit Continues

    Fredericksburg, VA Patch: The Fredericksburg City Council unanimously voted to deny a special use permit to Calvary Christian Center to operate a day school for mentally disabled children on their premises . . . We’re disappointed in the outcome of the vote,” said Eric Stanley, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, a conservative Christian non-profit advocacy group which advocates for religious rights. ADF lawyers are representing Calvary Christian Center in both federal court and at the local level as the church tries to establish the day school. “We were hopeful that the city would agree that that was a resolution of the federal lawsuit and all the other issues, but obviously the city wants to litigate this matter and that’s what we’ll do.” [more . . .]


  • Posted: 09/14/2011
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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Erik Stanley: What is Pulpit Freedom Sunday All About?

Prop 8 Lawyers Push To Remove IRS Rules Prohibiting Churches From Campaigning

Tax law vs. the first amendment: should politicking from the pulpit be allowed?

Attorney: Gov’t should stay out of church affairs

Erik Stanley: When Biblical becomes Political

Nashville megachurch wants all its facilities tax-exempt

Erik Stanley: “A Page of History is Worth a Volume of Logic: The History of Politics from the Pulpit”

Jim Garlow: “August 31st Webinar: Meet the Most Courageous Pastor in America”

Erik Stanley: “Patriot Pastors: Bold and Unafraid”

Webinar: Media Training for Pastors/Christian Leaders this Wednesday, Aug. 24

Erik Stanley: “Is The Pulpit Initiative A Bad Strategy?”

Erik Stanley: Are Churches Subject to Section 501(c)(3) of the Tax Code?

Clergy Set to Defy IRS Ban on Endorsements

Erik Stanley: Politics Stand between a Church and the Disadvantaged in Virginia

VA: Church Says City Violated 1st Amendement Rights

VA city feeding ‘old stereotypes’

Virginia Town Denies Church Permit to Start School for Disabled Children – Charisma

Erik Stanley: Priest Threatened with IRS Investigation for Standing Up for Marriage

Erik Stanley: Three Years into the Pulpit Initiative – Has the IRS Responded?

New case, same county, same discrimination

Second church is suing Coweta County

Council candidate Sonia Brown’s church ties questioned

‘Isaiah 58 Project’ sues La Paz County

Erik Stanley: “Illegally Taxed Arizona Church Sues to Prevent Foreclosure”

AZ church on brink of losing it all

ADF files suit to protect Ariz. church from foreclosure based on $50K illegal tax bill

Taking Liberties: Taxing Church Attendance?

Kirk of the Hills denied its plan to build in Jenks

GA church fights zoning abuse

County faces lawsuit for denying church permit

Taking Liberties: Taxing Church Attendance?

Erik Stanley: Does ADF believe the Constitution contains a “separation of church and state?”

KS: City tries to tax churches; atheists say it’s a good start

“Constitutional converts?: ADF lauds separation of church and state in church tax case”

Should churches be taxed?

“Tax churches? Suddenly the ADF claims separation of church and state”

Cities turn to taxing churches to fill budget gaps