Monday, November 17, 2008

LDS Church

In my late night browsing of random brain destroying entertainment available on the internet, I stumbled upon this: Review the 501(c)(3) status of The Church of Latter-day Saints (The Mormons). It’s actually a petition to try and get the LDS Church's tax exemption status revoked.

"The LDS church contributed a significant amount of money and effort to endorse PROP 8 in California via its network of church, media, and community outlets enshrining discrimination under the law for thousands of Californians and their families.

"In general, no organization, including a church, may qualify for IRC section 501(c)(3) status if a substantial part of its activities is attempting to influence legislation (commonly known as lobbying).""


They are aiming for 20,000 signatures and only have about 800 to go. While I don’t think this will actually happen due to the way it may affect other churches, I do think it sends a message. Maybe it will make churches think twice about directly involving themselves in government.

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Feel free to check it out. :)

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