Erik Stanley: Senator asks ECFA to investigate whether churches should be regulated

Examiner: Feds push to remake tax exempt status as Fairness Doctrine debate drags on

Erik Stanley: Oh Canada! The homosexual agenda steamrolls religious freedom

City won’t allow Tree of Life to take root

Erik Stanley: Christian school sues for right to use its own building

Christian school sues Upper Arlington in zoning dispute

National group takes up cause for Tree of Life facility in UA

Ohio city sued over refusal to grant Christian school zoning permit

Ohio city blocks Christian school’s property rights

Alan Sears: Mission’s impossible agenda: Taxing churches, based on attendance

City charging churches a tax on attendance

Churches file lawsuit over mission “driveway tax”

Mission churches to city: Stop hitting us with the driveway tax

Kansas churches file lawsuit over “driveway fee”

Erik Stanley on KCTV 5: Two churches battle Mission “driveway” tax

Kansas town tries to tax church attendance

Churches charged for attendance?

Religious legal group challenges “driveway tax”

Erik Stanley: Kansas town sued for taxing church attendance

Nashville church fights $425,000 tax bill

“Significant” church tax battle

Erik Stanley: The power to tax is the power to destroy, especially when the power to tax is abused

AZ church caught in tax bind

$50k tax bill error could close church

Ariz. church faces $50k tax bill after 3-year delay in paperwork

Bureaucratic error results in $50K tax bill, possible foreclosure on rural Ariz. church

Erik Stanley: Do 84% of Protestant pastors believe the Pulpit Initiative is wrong?

Group asks IRS to probe Christian voter guides

Do churches violate the tax code by speaking out on judicial retention votes?

Kingdom and Republic: Tax exemption for churches is not a gift from the state

Corey J. Hodges: Don’t ban politics from the pulpit

Erik Stanley: State encroaches on church’s voice

Religious liberty at stake in Iowa, Barry Lynn wants IRS to silence Sioux City church

Erik Stanley: Voter guides and churches

Pastors defy prohibition on politicking

Pulpit politicking returns for 2010 election cycle

Erik Stanley: “Separation of Church and State” group wants state-controlled churches

Pastors spoke up – will IRS respond?

IRS complaint filed against Okla. church over pulpit politics

Alan Sears: Pulpit Freedom Sunday marks pastors’ stand against IRS intrusion

Pulpit fiction

“Christian clergy hypocritically oppose the IRS”

Pulpit Freedom Sunday threatens our voluntary tax system

    Charity Governance Consulting LLC: “Yesterday was Pulpit Freedom Sunday, which was organized by the Alliance Defense Fund . . . We’ve got news for the participants. You sound no different than the imbeciles claiming that the income tax is unconstitutional. Their protests have clogged the federal courts for years . . . it isn’t the IRS that imposed the limit. It’s Congress. The IRS is caught in the middle. They are charged with enforcing the law, and until the Supreme Court rules otherwise or Congress repeals the law, the IRS should enforce it. At the end of the day, the Alliance Defense Fund should be more concerned about selective enforcement of the law rather than the particulars of any given statute.”

  • Posted: 09/27/2010
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Pastors gear up to challenge tax-exempt regulations on Pulpit Freedom Sunday

Pastors test IRS regulations, endorse candidates

Participants in annual Pulpit Freedom Sunday increase for third year

Pastors defy IRS on “Pulpit Freedom Sunday”

Church pastors back political candidates

Pastors to participate in Pulpit Freedom Sunday

Video: Pastors to Challenge IRS on “Pulpit Freedom Sunday”

Pastors to challenge IRS by talking politics from pulpit

Pastors plan to “bait” IRS with pulpit politics

Tennessee pastors prepare to break federal law Sunday

TN: Pastors to endorse political candidates

Pulpit Freedom Sunday confronts IRS

“Pulpit Freedom Sunday” to defy IRS

Pastors to challenge IRS on “Pulpit Freedom Sunday”

7 Tennessee pastors will “bait” IRS with pulpit politics

See what has the IRS stopped in its tracks!

President Obama calls pastors to preach health care

Pulpit Freedom Sunday coming this weekend

Erik Stanley: ’C-Day’ or ‘D-Day’? Constitution Day Celebrated, but Is Foundational Document Doomed?

Erik Stanley: Seriously, an official ACLU Day?? $407 Million Dollars?

Erik Stanley to speak at Politics According to the Bible Conference Sept. 10th

Erik Stanley: Indonesian police tear down house church

Erik Stanley: Poll: 48% of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the church

    ADF Attorney Erik Stanley writing at Speak Up Movement / Church: “A new Gallup poll shows how much confidence Americans have in their institutions. The big news from the poll is the very low confidence rating Americans have in Congress – only a shocking 11% of those polled have great confidence in Congress as an institution. But among the major institutions in American life, Americans ranked their confidence in the ‘church or organized religion’ as fourth behind only the military, small business, and the police. … Archbishop Caput and DeTocqueville are right. The church must be free for freedom to flourish, but the church also has responsibilities to shape the virtue of the citizens for freedom to continue to flourish. The Gallup poll is good news for the church in America, but it should also serve as a sobering reminder of the Church’s responsiblity in American life.”

  • Posted: 07/23/2010
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