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Catholic group seeks court ruling to prevent IRS pressure

By | 10.24.11 | 1:28 pm | More from The Colorado Independent


Catholic Answers
, a sort of information and advocacy group run by non-clergy members, last week asked the US Supreme Court to examine the way the Internal Revenue Service determines whether or not a nonprofit group has engaged in improper political activity.

Texas pastor and Perry endorser Jeffress has violated tax laws, says Americans United

By | 10.12.11 | 10:45 am | More from The Iowa Independent

Americans United for the Separation of Church and State believes a controversial Texas pastor who posted videos of himself endorsing Gov. Rick Perry for president on his church’s website has violated federal tax laws.

Pastors who endorse from the pulpit face few consequences

By | 10.06.11 | 1:42 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

On Sunday, more than 500 conservative Christian pastors around the country vowed to break the law by endorsing political candidates from the pulpit.

Department of Labor expands enforcement of wage violations

By | 09.19.11 | 3:36 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today signed an agreement with the IRS and nine state agencies to “improve departmental efforts to end the business practice of misclassifying employees in order to avoid providing employment protections.”

Members of Congress call on the IRS to provide tax guidance to same-sex couples

By | 09.16.11 | 1:46 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

U.S. Reps. Betty McCollum and Keith Ellison urged the IRS Friday to provide guidance to same-sex couples when filing their federal taxes, which McCollum said should have been provided by the agency years ago.

McCollum, along with 74 members of Congress, signed a letter that says the agency has a More…

A tax law primer as Maryland churches are lobbied to oppose marriage equality

By | 09.08.11 | 1:20 pm

Image by Matt MahurinAs The American Independent recently reported, Maryland groups against same-sex marriage legalization in the state are informing churches how to influence legislation without violating tax rules codified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Anti-LGBT group launches campaign to keep gay people from donating blood

By | 08.09.11 | 5:19 pm

UPDATE: Aug. 10, 2011, 3:15 p.m., with a correction

Peter LaBarbera’s Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) last week launched a campaign to prevent gay men from donating blood. Keep the Gay Blood Ban (KGB²) was sparked, LaBarbera says, because of “renewed lobby efforts to open up the U.S. blood More…

National Organization for Marriage continues fighting ‘war on marriage’ with hefty cash arsenal

By | 07.25.11 | 11:26 am

Sunday’s inaugural same-sex marriages in New York were met by thousands of protesters blasting the New York Legislature’s passage of the Marriage Equality Act last month. Alongside the profanity-laden chants coming from the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) camp, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) — which condemned the WBC, for More…

Rep. Pete Stark to introduce bill resolving tax code provision behind IRS medical marijuana audits

By | 05.09.11 | 1:11 pm

Congressional newspaper The Hill reports that as the standoff between the federal government and the medical marijuana industry continues, efforts are being made in Washington to resolve some of the issues that have led to the current atmosphere of mutual hostility.

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) has More…

Arizona Gov. Brewer signs bill allowing churches political power

By | 04.18.11 | 6:53 pm

Image by Matt MahurinOn the week of the one-year anniversary of Arizona’s controversial anti-immigration bill — which has provoked copycats throughout the country — Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signed controversial legislation concerning the political clout of religious institutions, among other issues.