Wednesday, September 26, 2007

So since auditing the All Saints Episcopal Church did not pan out... the IRS thought they would fall back on the old "you influenced the 2004 election with your innocent little sermon" trick... well played, IRS... well played...

In early June 2005, the IRS notified All Saints that it was investigating the parish's tax-exempt status because of a sermon its former rector, George Regas preached on October 31, 2004, the Sunday before the 2004 presidential election.

The IRS alleged that the sermon may have been an "implicit" intervention in the 2004 presidential election because it contained references to the two candidates' positions on certain moral issues, and it reminded parishioners of the need to consider their values when voting.

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