The UCC and the IRS

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.


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5 Responses to “The UCC and the IRS”

  1. jonolan Says:

    Yep, It’s quite possible that the UCC and Obama stepped over the line.

  2. drew Says:

    You can find a copy of the complaint that was mailed to the IRS and other tidbits on this at

  3. Rev. Chuck Currie Says:

    Smoking Gun Video Proves IRS Wrong On UCC Claim

  4. jonolan Says:

    Zero proof there, Chuck – just rhetoric and supposition. The IRS has a case worthy of being heard at least.

  5. Ray Says:

    I really don’t like your church which teaches that slaying the unborn is the right of mothers. For that sin, all your vaunted righteousness on behalf of justice will be eternally mocked if you do not repent.

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