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Fact Check: Are you 3 times more likely to get a virus from a church website than from a pornography website?

A graphic from the Did You Know? Blog is making its way around atheist and secular pages on Facebook. It claims that “You are 3 times more likely to get a virus from a church website than you are from a pornography website”:

Unfortunately, the Did You Know Blog doesn’t link to any source […]

Obama Decides To Keep Government-Funded Religious Job Discrimination

On Friday, Barack Obama decided to keep the employment discrimination on the basis of religion going. He issued guidelines that allow the government to keep on paying money to create jobs that are available only to people who have certain religious beliefs. […]

H.R. 3745, Putting All of a Credit Union’s Eggs in the Collection Basket

There’s a saying that’s popular among credit unions: “not for profit, not for charity, but for service.” Most people know that credit unions are non-profit organizations that return all their proceeds to members, distinguishing them from banks, institutions whose goal is to extract profit from members as much possible. But credit unions are not supposed […]

FBI Using Physical Surveillance in Churches for Purposes of Assessment

In the Spring of 2009, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent written questions to FBI Director Robert Mueller regarding various topics. Ranking Judiciary Committee members Patrick Leahy and Jeff Sessions received responses to these questions on September 15, and those responses were made public late last week, notably after the Senate Judiciary Committee passed […]

Is Anti-Gay Effort in Maine Broadly Religious? The Money Says No.

When representatives of various churches and other religious organizations in Maine gathered in early October to declare their support for same-sex marriage and their opposition to Ballot Question 1, the head of the anti-gay YES on 1 forces mocked them. Marc Mutty, Chair of Stand for Marriage Maine, issued a press release characterizing the breadth […]

Catholic and Baptist Vengeance Freaks, Check Your Tornado History With Jesus

After a weak F0 tornado touched down yesterday in Minneapolis and slightly damaged the Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, a Baptist preacher and a member of the Catholic Media Coalition sprung into action. The two representatives of the these conservative Christian religious organizations noted that in Minneapolis that day, some Lutherans had gathered to discuss […]

Secular Coalition Gets Institutional

The sad truth is that with Barack Obama’s pledge to expand government-funded religious programs, when the Bush Administration leaves on January 20, 2009, the problem may soon become much worse. There has been no success in lobbying on behalf of Secular Americans. So far, the lobbying efforts of the Secular Coalition of America seem to have failed. […]

Obama Promises Corrupt Religious Kickback Scheme

These religious programs are corrupt. They corrupt the government by setting government policy with the purpose of political allegiance. They corrupt churches by encouraging church leaders to campaign for the candidate who promises to write the biggest government handout check back to the church after Inauguration Day. […]

How and Where to Lodge a Complaint About Political Church Activities

It’s a matter of law: non-profit organizations, including churches, must refrain “from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office” so long as they wish to be exempt from taxation for the large number of government services they receive.

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Time for the Jonesville Church of God to Lose Tax Exempt Status for Obama-Osama Campaign Interference

The IRS makes it very clear: Under law, if churches choose (like any other non-profit organization) to file for tax-exempt status, then exchange for tax-exempt status they must agree to these terms:

Under the Internal Revenue Code, all IRC section 501(c)(3) organizations, including churches and religious organizations, are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating […]