The People of God, having lost their country, are finally starting to realize they don’t have anything left to lose.
A spokesperson for the Internal Revenue Service declined to comment Monday after Denton Bible Church over the weekend endorsed candidates for local elections on flyers and through social media.
On Facebook, District 1 candidate George Ferrie posted what many users say is a flyer the church is circulating. It endorses Ferrie’s opponent, Birdia Johnson, along with District 2 candidate Kady Finley, Place 5 candidate Rick Baria, Place 6 candidate Jim Mann and mayoral candidate Gerard Hudspeth.
“As far as the endorsement goes, I’m not worried about it,” Ferrie said. “It’s just brazen arrogance that a 501(c)3 nonprofit believes they can break the law and get away with it so publicly.”
Frick yeah it’s brazen.
Here’s the evil flier that contained the forbidden message .
Ferrie called the church’s efforts “gross.”
Hmm.. I need to check the source on this quote that the church’s speech is “gross.”
What’s great is that the church is not backing down.
“First, as to whether it’s legal or not, you may be referring to the IRS regulation known as the Johnson Amendment,” the church posted on Facebook in response to a commenter. “That amendment is widely viewed by many legal scholars as unconstitutional. To our knowledge, it has never been successfully used to punish a church for their efforts to influence political decisions.”
Saying this is an “endorsement” is certainly debatable. All they’re doing is pointing stuff out and telling people to “vote your faith.”
Here’s the thing, I’m not a constitutional scholar. Supposedly the Justices on the supreme Court are constitutional scholars, and they don’t even know what the damned thing says, as evidenced by them making things up all the time and claiming it’s in the constitution.
Our beloved constitution is not a complicated document. It’s written so that anyone of moderate intelligence can figure it out. Of course it’s unconstitutional to limit the speech of a church. It’s also unconstitutional to make churches file for a tax exempt status in order to avoid being shaken down by the IRS.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
Running a church or doing missionary work includes costs. Costs in the form of time, labor, and/or money. Money is an expression of labor and time in the most basic sense. Money is also fungible. Therefore, if you start a church and the government comes in and says they’re going to force you to pay them taxes unless you do whatever they say, that’s prohibiting the free exercise of religion. By taking money from a church you are seizing resources (expressions of labor) that could otherwise be used to further their religion and maintain the exercising of their religion.
The scriptures, which predate our Bill of Rights, have numerous examples of the work of the Lord being referred to as a “labor.” This includes Jesus Christ himself comparing those who join in the work of salvation to laborers in a vineyard. This type of “work” has always been a fundamental part of the Christian religion.
But all this legalism aside, can a church not tell the truth?
Now, which of these candidates is “showing the strongest biblical values?”
So what we essential have here is the system telling a church they aren’t allowed to have free speech and point out obvious truths. It’s totally insane.
This church isn’t backing down either. In fact, they are hosting The Leader on Monday the 21st.
Any rumblings of normalcy and common sense, no matter how small, are treated as imminent threats by the left.
Never back down.