RECENT  POSTS:  » Audio: Will you please stop 'attacking' NOM president for saying your sexual orientation, family are 'disordered'? » Video: Mike Huckabee, Republican candidate for increased book sells, vows to defy pro-equality SCOTUS ruling » Reliably tacky NOM turns Memorial Day into day of anti-gay politicking » Ireland: Not only a practical win, but also another tremendous psychological shift » Hillary Clinton campaign honors Harvey Milk, LGBTQ rights » You don't have to pounce on every less-than-pro-gay retailer, anti-gay conservatives! » Video: Tony Perkins tells pastors they 'may have five years' before being 'dragged kicking and screaming from your church' » What to even say about Josh Duggar? » GOP prez candidates lining up for NOM-sponsored event in Iowa » Video: Ted Cruz tells viciously anti-gay Family Research Council he's got their back on anti-gay discrimination  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

11/25/2013

Audio: Pastor Meeks tells IL congregants how to vote; doesn't say when he'll turn over his church's tax exemption

by Jeremy Hooper

Pastor James Meeks was one of the leaders of the African American Clery Association, which was unsuccessful in stopping civil marriage equality in Illinois. Now out of options, Pastor Meeks has turned to anti-gay pastors' second favorite pastime: violating lines between church and state in a way that flagrantly flouts IRS tax code:


[SOURCE: Salem Baptist Church of Chicago]

Pastors who wish to enjoy tax exemption cannot tell congregants who does and does not deserve their vote. But they do it—ALL THE TIME!

Social conservatives have spent the past year claiming that the IRS has been victimizing their advocates. From where I sit, watching this particular fight over LGBT rights, I'm thinking the IRS has been exceedingly lenient. Far too lenient, in fact.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails