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Charitable deduction cap would be ‘devastating’

By Tom Strode WASHINGTON (BP) – A proposal to limit charitable deductions would be devastating for churches, religious organizations and other nonprofits if adopted by the federal government, says a Southern Baptist church-state expert. Leaders in both political parties have suggested further restricting charitable deductions for at least some Americans who itemize on their tax […]

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Church of England faces backlash over rejecting women bishops

By Trevor Grundy CANTERBURY, England (RNS) – When the Church of England scuttled plans to allow women bishops on Nov. 20, incoming Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby called it “a very grim day for women and their supporters.” Now, that grim day is turning into a church-state nightmare for Britain’s established church. On Monday (Nov. […]

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Charitable giving up, but Sandy and tax changes expected to impact year-end donations

By Elizabeth Weise / USA Today (RNS) The recession continued to affect how much Americans gave to charity last year, and the triple whammy of Superstorm Sandy, a national election and the looming fiscal cliff may cut how much we donate in the crucial final month of 2012, experts say. Charitable giving overall increased by […]

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‘#GivingTuesday’ event aims to boost charities

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (RNS) In the days following Thanksgiving, there’s already Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday shopping season. Now, a group of charities and corporate sponsors is urging Americans to make the Tuesday after Thanksgiving just as powerful a day of giving to those in need. It’s […]

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Atheists sue IRS for failure to monitor church politicking

By Kimberly Winston (RNS) A First Amendment watchdog group is suing the Internal Revenue Service for failing to challenge the tax-exempt status of churches whose pastors engage in partisan politicking from the pulpit. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, which advocates total separation of church and state, filed the lawsuit Wednesday (Nov. 14) in U.S. District […]

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IRS receives complaint against Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

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

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Churches of Staten Island outshine federal relief efforts

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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IRS Hasn’t Stopped Auditing Churches, ADF Warns

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 […]

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The ‘nones’ say 2012 election proves they are a political force

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 […]

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NAACP criticizes Franklin Graham

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 […]

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