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Church Politics

Church Electioneering and the IRS: Another Example of Tax Agency Failure

Rev. Barry Lynn | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Rev. Barry Lynn

It appears that officials at the IRS can't get motivated to work resolving an actual problem and are instead spending time embroiling themselves in embarrassing scandals. Perhaps it's time to bring in some people who not only understand the law but are willing to enforce it.

Progressive Love

Eliel Cruz | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Eliel Cruz

Last week, a friend, ally and pastor, Ryan Bell, was let go from the Hollywood Adventist Church. One of the core reasons was because of his radical approach to LGBT members.

IRS Failure Gives Religious Groups Free Rein On Political Activity

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- For the past three years, the Internal Revenue Service hasn't been investigating complaints of partisan political activity by churches, le...

Pastors vs. IRS -- Do You Want to Pay for Right-Wing Lobbying?

Joshua Shulman | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Joshua Shulman

Some pastors in San Diego are making the news with their plans to intentionally defy the IRS on October 7, in a supposed stand for freedom of religion.

Who Said We Have to Agree?

Princeton Irvin Parker | Posted 04.06.2012 | Black Voices
Princeton Irvin Parker

It is no secret that many of our nation's institutions do not operate to their highest potential because of division. Many of the world's problems exist because the people are busy taking sides instead of working together. In no other institution is this issue more prevalent than in the Christian church.

Let's Stop Voting in Churches

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

Since polling place influences the vote, governments and election boards should do all they can to find neutral voting locations. And it would seem very unlikely that churches would be chosen if neutrality were the aim.

'Culture Of Secrecy' Alive And Well In The Roman Catholic Church

Father Alberto Cutié | Posted 12.16.2011 | Religion
Father Alberto Cutié

It cannot be a sin to question church leaders and the way they run day-to-day operations. Only religious extremists shy away from justified criticism of today's Church.