Antiwar sermon brings IRS warning

The Internal Revenue Service has warned one of Southern California’s largest and most liberal churches that it is at risk of losing its tax-exempt status because of an antiwar sermon two days before the 2004 presidential election.

Joe Mirando, an engineer from Burbank, questioned whether the 3,500-member church would be under scrutiny if it were not known for its activism and its liberal stands on social issues.

The White House hates criticism of their wars. Just ask Valerie Plame. Hell yes, I think this is politically motivated, especially considering the retired paster who gave the sermon, George Regas, is active in the LA peace movement and co-founded ICUJP. a faith-based peace group formed during the build-up to the Iraq War.

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Will any of them get warned by the IRS?