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Church legal challenge: Civil disobedience or violation of law?

The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), an advocacy and action alliance group in Scottsdale, AZ, which has the stated purpose of defending religious freedom, sponsored a project to challenge the 54-year-old ban on churches being allowed to participate in political activities.

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Can civil disobedience restore free political speech for churches?

In the recent election cycle there have been several situations where churches or church leaders have become involved in political activity that has led to calls for revocation of the churches’ tax exempt status.

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The IRS report is back: Are you paid too much?

As has been widely reported in media sources, in 2004 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) through its Exempt Organizations Office, undertook a fairly broad investigation of the nonprofit world and its compensation practices.

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Churches can level the playing field with local government

It is unfortunate, yet not uncommon, that many local communities oppose the efforts of religious organizations who desire to build or expand their property for religious purposes.

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Anglican parishes prevail in property fight in Virginia

Eleven churches of The Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church of Virginia in December 2006 voted to “hold steadfast to historic faith and to Scripture, the authority of which was formally rejected by The Episcopal Church.”

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