Brooklyn Park megachurch smites IRS in info showdown

  • Article by: MARY LYNN SMITH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 18, 2008 - 11:57 PM

In a case with broad ramifications, a U.S. district magistrate judge sided with pastor Mac Hammond's Living Word Christian Center.

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questionmarkNov. 18, 08 9:50 PM

put him in a cell where he belongs. Enough of these phonies.

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hdsteareNov. 18, 08 9:55 PM

That's all that needs to be said.

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rose0363Nov. 18, 0810:01 PM

Megachurches like this should have to pay taxes! Mac Hammond is a fraud just like the rest of them--he belongs in jail.

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jagebeNov. 18, 0810:07 PM

Make the churches pay taxes like everyone else.

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pfbramNov. 18, 0810:12 PM

Tax the bleep out out of the churches... [Frank Zappa]. Actually, maybe I'll donate a lion's share to Mac Hammond this time around. Be nice to see it all magically return come tax time.

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rick24rick24Nov. 18, 0810:15 PM

that all non-profit 501(c)'s can endorse candidates for political office and provide support to political organizations? I am thinking of starting a church called "The Living Gospel of Money". These mega-churches seem like the best businesses around especially in these hard economic times.

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kgunchNov. 18, 0810:21 PM

but they shouldn't have or need tax exemptions to support them.

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johmicwNov. 18, 0810:22 PM

At least maybe the economy collapse will derail the dangerous message of these fools. God cannot be thought of as an ATM.

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aklemzNov. 18, 0810:22 PM

is that the executive branch, in this opinion, is held to be free from political influence. Anyone who believes that forfeits any right to criticize the Obama administration for being partisan for the next 8 years.

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chewwookNov. 18, 0810:22 PM

Fix the headline....come one, we can spell CHURCH, can't we? "Brooklyn Park megacurch smites IRS in info showdown"

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