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Reaping Where They Have Not Sowed: Have American Churches Failed to Satisfy the Requirements for the Religious Tax Exemptions?

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dc.contributor.author James, Vaughn E.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-30T14:50:34Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-30T14:50:34Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation 43 Cath. Law. 29 (2004). en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10601/874
dc.description.abstract This article explores whether American churches have failed to satisfy the requirements for the religious tax exemption. The article reviews the historical development of the religious tax exemption through Judeo-Christian history to post-revolutionary America as well as the current law regarding religious tax exemptions. The article reviews attempts over the last fifty years by American churches to engage in lobbying and political activities and shows that today's churches have been engaging in ever-increasing amounts of political activity. The article discusses how the Internal Review Service has failed in its efforts to enforce laws against lobbying and political campaigning by churches and proposes a three-part solution to the problem, in effect ensuring that churches in America no longer reap where they have not sowed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Catholic Lawyer en_US
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dc.subject Religious Tax Exemption en_US
dc.subject Political Activity of the Church en_US
dc.title Reaping Where They Have Not Sowed: Have American Churches Failed to Satisfy the Requirements for the Religious Tax Exemptions? en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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