The IRS has been investigating a church in Pasadena over a sermon in which the pastor criticized the Bush administration and their war. The IRS claimed this was a violation of the seperation of church and state.
The IRS has concluded their investigation and decided the church is fine. The pastor of the church isn’t fine though, he wants an official apology.
Pastor Bacon said the IRS statement leaves the situation muddled, as the IRS reportedly told the church that its leaders had in fact violated tax laws when one criticized Bush Administration war policies from the pulpit two days before the 2004 presidential election.
Bacon said the IRS statement has left a “chilling effect” on the freedom of clerics to preach about moral issues in politics, the latimes.com Web site reported.
One might say that pastor Bacon is fried. One also may not.