Friday, November 7, 2008

No Tax Exemption For Political Churches!

The Mormon Church has instructed its members to donate to proposition 8 to ban same-sex marriage in California. Nearly half the money (20 million dollars) came in from Mormon Church members predominantly from Utah.

According to IRS Law:

"Section 501(c)(3) describes corporations, and any community chest, fund, or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literacy, or educational purposes, or to foster national or international amateur sports competition (but only if no part of its activities involve the provision of athletic facilities or equipment), or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual, no substantial part of the activities of which is carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting, to influence legislation (except as otherwise provided in section (h)), and which does not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office."

Sign the petition asking the IRS to revoke the Mormon Church's Tax Exempt status.
http://www.mormonsstoleourrights.com/

You can also visit Revoke LDS Church 501(c)(3) status to learn how to file a complaint with the Internal Revenue Services.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

In Addition to signing the petition we must start an Economic Boycott of Companies that supported the Ban on Gay Marriage -

comapnies that encourage and support violations of our Civil Rights -

Follow the Money - http://www.latimes.com/news/local/politics/cal/la-2008election-prop8prop22,0,6153805.htmlstory

Laurie said...

U-FREAKIN-TAH!! OMG! The Moron Church in
UTAH! that's not right.....Well, I think
it's time for people to start sticking their
noses into what other states are doing....
I like the sign that the guy is holding...
How true that is....These hetros have
nothing better to do then stay in their
closets and judge others.....

HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The LDS have crossed over the line on this one :

Walsh: LDS stand on Prop. 8 oozes irony
By Rebecca Walsh
Tribune Columnist
Article Launched: 11/02/2008 01:19:27 AM MST

http://www.sltrib.com/News/ci_10879061

"In a four-month offensive, the LDS Church has deployed its faithful as partisans for California's Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that would ban gay marriage - the largest mobilization since the faith fought the Equal Rights Amendment three decades ago. In June, members were asked to "do all you can." And they have.
As a result, the Salt Lake City-based church gets the credit and the blame for leading the cause. According to Californians Against Hate, Mormons have donated more than $19 million to the cause - nearly four out of five dollars raised."

A boycott of Utah and ALL LDS owned businesses is already underway. I'm also joining those who are moving for the removal of tax exempt status for this crossing over the line of church ( Temple) and State

Brandon. B said...

The Mormon Church (so called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) openly hates gay people and is strongly against gay marriage rights. The Mormon Church has contributed over 20 million dollars to pass California's Prop 8 and to stop other gay marriage initiatives for many decades and in most States. The Mormon Church asked its members to donate money and time to fight against marriage equality and gay rights. The Mormon Church teaches homophobia and hate through their Sunday schools. The Mormon Church conducts reparative or conversion therapy to cure its gay members through shock therapy in absolute secret. The Mormon Church has zero tolerance with homosexuality; the Mormon Church persecutes and excommunicates its gay and gay friendly members. The Mormon Church is guilty of hate crime and racism (considered African Americans as unclean), thus must lose its tax exempt status. The Mormon Church is the most evil and the most Un-Christian Church.

Anonymous said...

Just like you idiots, Mormons have the right to chose for themselves. While the church may have said that effort should be made to support Prop 8, that does not mean that the church itself made the donations, because they DID NOT. The members are free to do as they wish. You're just pissed because there are a ton of Mormons with money. Get over it.

Keith Moore said...

You deliberately omitted the ways in which the Mormon Church may influence legislation. So yes, by all means, file a complaint with the IRS... but I'll be laughing when they ignore you because you "forgot" that section h applies. Under this section, they may be one of the types of organizations permitted to make some expenditures towards influencing legislation, only subject to losing exempt status if they go over a prescribed limit by 50% or higher. Make sure to read your law more carefully next time before taking aim at your foes; it'd be a real shame if you shot your own foot off, wouldn't it?

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