Has anyone ever taken notice how these rules don't seem to apply to Churches that support Democrats? It seems of late that some Southern predominantly African-American Churches are free to host the most blatant political rallies...why is this?
From WorldNetDaily: IRS: Churches can't pray for Bush victory:
"In a letter of clarification requested by a traveling minister, the Internal Revenue Service has declared people gathered in tax-exempt churches can't pray for President Bush to win the election on Tuesday.
The ruling comes in response to a request by the Christian Defense Coalition, which is in the midst of a 15-day prayer tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania. The Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, director of the organization, had planned to lead in prayer for a Bush victory during evening services in each town. Though he had hoped to hold the services in churches, Mahoney says he has used American Legion halls, hotels and other venues pending a clarification from the IRS. "