By Michael Gryboski , Christian Post Reporter A secular group has filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service against the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, alleging that their activity during the election season violates their tax exempt status. Read more at www.christianpost.com
On the outside, this is who I see.
NEW YORK /Christian Newswire – Evangelical congregations on storm-damaged Staten Island are outshining federal agencies in the arduous task of helping residents recover from the devastating effects of super storm Sandy. Almost immediately after the weather abated, Staten Island evangelical clergy organized and began deploying aid. The same response from federal agencies took days and [...]
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Alliance Defending Freedom’s senior counsel Erik Stanley posted a blog on The Christian Post website asking the question, “Has the IRS given up on auditing churches?” The question stems from a recent remark by an IRS official that, despite the complaints received about churches violating the tax code during this election season, the IRS was [...]
By Kimberly Winston (RNS) Last month, Lauren Anderson Youngblood, communications manager for the Secular Coalition for America, approached Broderick Johnson, a senior adviser to the Obama campaign, as they both left a conference on religion and the election. The SCA is an umbrella group representing 11 nontheistic organizations. So who, Youngblood asked Johnson, could she [...]
By Bob Allen A group of African-American leaders in North Carolina has called out evangelist Franklin Graham a second time for attempting to raise doubts about whether President Obama is a Christian. A seven-page, 2,500-word letter on the NAACP of North Carolina website accused the CEO of the Charlotte-based Billy Graham Evangelical Association of using [...]
By Carol Pipes Nearly 90 percent of pastors believe they should not endorse candidates for public office from the pulpit, according to a recent survey by LifeWay Research. The survey also revealed that 44 percent of pastors personally endorsed candidates, but did so outside of their church role. The survey of 1,000 Protestant pastors found [...]
I’ve been asked that question numerous times over the past few months.