Sleazy Special Interest Group Tries to Hush Bishop Tobin
Yup - some group of pro-abortion turds are trying to get the IRS to claim that Bishop Tobin's slam on Rudy Giuliani was a violation of tax law. HUH???
Here's the Providence Journal article...
Bishop’s remarks violate tax law, group says
01:00 AM EDT on Thursday, June 14, 2007
A Washington-based advocacy group accuses the Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, of violating tax law by criticizing GOP presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani’s abortion views in the diocesan newspaper.
The group is asking the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the diocese. (This should be a big laugh!)
Americans United for Separation of Church and State (or "Americans United for Pro-Abortion Causes" or "Americans United for Planned Parenthood"), in a news release yesterday, said it took the action because “federal tax law forbids non-profits to use organizational resources to support or oppose candidates for public office.” The Rev. Barry W. Lynn (apparently not Catholic, and if he is, he's very likely excommunicated himself), the group’s executive director, said in the letter that Tobin, “appears to have violated federal tax law by attacking Giuliani.” Tobin made his comments in a piece in the Rhode Island Catholic, questioning Giuliani’s position that abortion is wrong, but that government should not impede a woman’s ability to obtain an abortion.
“If the bishop wants to join the political fray, he should do so as an individual without dragging along his tax-exempt diocese,” Lynn said in the news release. “A church is not a political action committee, and it should not act like one.” (Looks more like it was acting like a Church to me.)
On its Web site, Americans United for Separation of Church and State describes itself as a “nonpartisan organization dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation,” with members in every state. A spokesman for Tobin said the complaint lacks merit, according to the Associated Press. (Big time lacks merit!)
Wake up and smell the frickin' coffee -- Bishop Tobin did NOT endorse any candidate. He's rightfully teaching his flock what the Catholic Church teaches. He's not telling people who and who not to vote for. He's simply saying abortion is wrong - period. If you support abortion (and don't give me this "oh it's wrong, but the people should choose" chit), and you're Catholic, you're distancing yourself from the faith.
Go ahead! Have the IRS investigate me! I'm non-profit. I don't make a frickin' cent off this blog; nor do my cohorts, Nick and Jason.
Any excuse to try to hush the righteous! Sheesh! Frickin' turds!