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Old 12-19-2012, 10:15 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by cutthemdown View Post
We can't do that. If they meet the guidelines of a tax exempt organization we have to give it to them regardless of if we don't like what they have to say. Now if they can find something they do that legally says they are not tax exempt then fine go after them. But by protecting the worst speach out there we insure that freedom of speach will be safegaurded.
At some point, common sense has to intervene.

The tax laws regarding religious organizations were never meant as a tax avoidance scheme, though it often is. That congregation is basically one large family of bigots who use their 'religious' status to cover up the obvious fact that they are a 'hate group.'
They are no more a christian church than the KKK is and don't warrant tax free or religious status.

Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment.
Shirley Phelps-Roper (@DearShirley) December 15, 2012
The church is widely described as a hate group[4] and is monitored as such by the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center. It is headed by Fred Phelps and consists primarily of members of his large family;[5] in 2011, the church stated that it had about 40 members.[1] The church is headquartered in a residential neighborhood on the west side of Topeka about three miles west of the Kansas State Capitol. Its first public service was held on the afternoon of November 27, 1955.[6]
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