Archive for March 4th, 2008

The UCC and the IRS

March 4, 2008

The United Church of Christ–my own denomination–is being investigated by the IRS about a speech Barack Obama gave at the General Synod last year. IANAL, I wasn’t there, and I have no idea what the IRS typically does and doesn’t bother investigating (Lord knows candidates pop up in churches all the time–something I disapprove of in both conservatives and liberals). But judging from the text of the speech and from this handy IRS guide, I’d say that, from the point of view of the UCC, the speech was at best ill-advised.