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Fri Apr 20, 2012, 03:36 PM

 

Complaint filed with IRS over homily by Peoria bishop -POTUS = Hitler/Stalin

A prominent advocate for the separation of church and state filed a formal complaint with the Internal Revenue Service Thursday, accusing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria of violating federal law by intervening in a political campaign.

The Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, alleges that a fiery homily by Peoria Bishop Daniel Jenky last Sunday effectively urged Catholics to vote against Obama in the 2012 presidential election.

Jenky’s homily criticized policies proposed by the Obama administration that would require all employers, including religious groups, to provide free birth control coverage in their health care plans. The bishop included Obama's policies in a litany of government challenges the Catholic Church has overcome in previous centuries, including actions by Hitler and Stalin.

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“Hitler and Stalin, at their better moments, would just barely tolerate some churches remaining open, but would not tolerate any competition with the state in education, social services and health care,” Jenky said. “In clear violation of our First Amendment rights, Barack Obama — with his radical, pro-abortion and extreme secularist agenda — now seems intent on following a similar path.”

http://www.wgnradio.com/news/local/breaking/chi-group-blasts-peoria-bishops-comparison-of-obama-policies-to-hitler-stalin-20120418,0,4186903.story

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Reply Complaint filed with IRS over homily by Peoria bishop -POTUS = Hitler/Stalin (Original post)
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freshwest Apr 2012 #2
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Response to otohara (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 03:38 PM

1. Only one complaint.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 05:31 PM

2. The IRS may consider this seriously. But I doubt it.

The church's priest demagoging will still fall under the First Amendment, which was designed to allow people to protest the Government. Even though this was very direct.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 07:47 PM

3. Laws....meh

 

We all remember how much the Catholic church got away with for decades.
This is just another blip, the hypocrisy will go on and on...

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Response to otohara (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 08:07 PM

4. Ah, my child, my child. Here's the reason why they can all do that:


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