9-24-06

WHAT IN THE WORLD?

A church in California has been attacked by IRS and is threatened with loss of its tax-exempt status. It seems the pastor made a few derogative remarks about George Bush. The church is outspokenly liberal in its theological views. Several conservative churches have come to the defense of this far-left leaning church.

Churches are not tax-exempt because they are non-profit organizations. They are tax exempt because they are a sovereign entity. For example, Gov. Granholm can feel free to criticize Gov. Taft of Ohio. That is because Michigan is a sovereign body. This is as it should be.

Many “political issues” are, in fact, moral and spiritual issues. That is where we come in. Are we prohibited from speaking as a church? If the church in California loses, who’s next on the government’s list?