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Kronologi over fredssagen og international politik 16.
september 2006 / Timeline September 16, 2006
15. September 2006, 17. September 2006
All Saints Church in Pasadena, California Ordered to Hand Over Records of Antiwar Remarks Made Two Days Before the 2004 Election
by Louis Sahagun
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Stepping up its probe of allegedly improper campaigning by churches, the Internal Revenue Service on Friday ordered a liberal Pasadena parish to turn over all the documents and e-mails it produced during the 2004 election year with references to political candidates.
The IRS investigation was triggered by an antiwar sermon delivered by its former rector, the Rev. George F. Regas, at the church two days before the 2004 presidential election. The summons even requests utility bills to establish costs associated with hosting Regas' speech. Bacon was ordered to testify before IRS officials Oct. 11.
The tax code bars nonprofits, including churches, from endorsing or campaigning against candidates in an election....
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