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Group calls for IRS probe of USCCB

Catholic World News - November 07, 2012

Citing the writings of the bishops of Arlington, Brooklyn, Green Bay, Juneau, and Peoria, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has called for an IRS investigation into whether the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has engaged in “prohibited activity in violation of federal tax law.”

“In completely unqualified terms, the IRS should immediately tell the Conference of Catholic Bishops that the conduct of its members is beyond the pale,” said the organization’s executive director. “If the Catholic bishops would like to continue receiving the tremendous tax benefits on which they rely, they should follow US law and stay out of American politics.”

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  • Posted by: unum - Nov. 07, 2012 8:18 PM ET USA

    "Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington" is an oxymoron. A little knowledge of the U.S. Constitution (I'd direct them to the First Ammendment freedoms of religion and speech) and court precedents would keep this group from shooting themselves in the foot.

  • Posted by: Gregory108 - Nov. 07, 2012 8:06 PM ET USA

    Will the investigation also encompass Black Protestant Churches, where the pastors regularly campaign and where the Democrat candidates themselves go to speak? While the IRS is investigating those, maybe the Elections Commission should investigate the huge picture of Obama, looking down on voters at that polling place as they voted, like those huge pictures of Chairman Mao that we used to see, watching his people as they voted or went about their business.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Nov. 07, 2012 6:28 PM ET USA

    Bring it on. It's about time we stood up to this kind of bullying. Every black evangelical pastor tells his congregation how to vote and whom to vote for. And we don't get to tell people to vote pro-life?

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