Re: Theos-World School No. 1, Beslan
Sep 08, 2004 02:15 PM
by Bart Lidofsky
I read recently the unitarian church had its tax exempt status as a
religion questioned and possibly yanked because it is neither a
church nor is it a religion.
A comptroller (NOT a judge) in one state, mentioned he might do this,
when the lawyers came in and told him, NO. Two American Presidents were
Unitarians (John Adams and John Quincy Adams), so it's not like it's a
phony religion put together to get around laws.
However, advocacy of legislation, political activities by religious
officials acting as individuals, and, to a certain extent, lobbying, is
specifically allowed by the IRS, as is providing a forum for political
discussion (as long as, if one candidate for a position is invited, all
candidates are invited).
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