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moblsv
05-29-2006, 05:49 AM
Why do political corporation like the LDS church still enjoy tax exempt status? The mormons aren't alone here. I went to a baptist service a while ago where they told the members to stand behind their leaders because god worked through them and then had a local counsel women talk during the sermon.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has spent millions of dollars campaigning against gay marriage, on Sunday urged members to lobby U.S. senators on the proposed constitutional amendment that would limit marriage to being between a man and a woman.

The Church sent a letter to its congregational leaders throughout the United States that was to be read to the congregations Sunday.

The letter from the First Presidency -- church President Gordon B. Hinckley and his counselors -- noted the church leaders "have repeatedly set forth our position that the marriage of a man and a woman is the only acceptable marriage relationship."

The letter noted that the Senate was scheduled to vote on the proposed marriage amendment on June 6, and said, "We urge our members to express themselves on this urgent matter to their elected representatives in the Senate."

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is a co-sponsor of the amendment.

Drop1
05-29-2006, 07:48 PM
It becomes a political org,as soon as the doors open. Stephen Hawking is wrong charisma is the greatest enemy of knowledge,and the tool to begile the masses.

LastBall
05-29-2006, 10:32 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Drop1:</font><hr> It becomes a political org,as soon as the doors open. Stephen Hawking is wrong charisma is the greatest enemy of knowledge,and the tool to begile the masses. <hr /></blockquote>
Ignorance and Charisma joined in holy matrimony are responsible for most of the worlds ills. I'm all for personal freedom but the freedom from taxation that churches enjoy should be revoked when they try to influence politics. Blind faith, like blind surgery, blind driving, and blind rifle shooting, is bound to end badly.

DickLeonard
05-30-2006, 07:35 AM
Lastball I have to agree with you once you cross the line you lose your tax exempt status.####

Gayle in MD
06-03-2006, 06:40 AM
Tap Tap Tap!

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