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My fears of the politicization of religious philosophy has begun. Tax-exempt status should not apply to philosophy of law and should only apply to the peoples running for office. If the law of the land is in direct opposition of the philosophy of anyone’s religion, than the leadership of that religion, under the freedoms of the first amendment, have the right to speak out about said laws. Therefore, any church in Maine that has outwardly opposed Question 1 should continue to be protected under tax-exempt status.

ADF Alliance Alert » Maine churches threatened with IRS complaints for supporting marriage

ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND NEWS RELEASE
November 12, 2009 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT ADF MEDIA RELATIONS: (480) 444-0020 or http://www.adfmedia.org/home/contact

Maine churches threatened with IRS complaints
for supporting marriage

Question 1 opponents encourage frivolous attempts to revoke tax-exempt status;
ADF standing ready with free legal assistance

LEAWOOD, Kan. — Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund are offering free legal assistance to Maine churches that become the targets of Internal Revenue Service complaints in the wake of Question 1. Question 1 opponents are actively encouraging their followers to report churches to the IRS in the wake of their unsuccessful effort to block voter approval of the measure, which restored the legal definition of marriage in the state to one man and one woman.

Full news release, quotes, and related media resources available at the following link:

http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/3402

ADF is a legal alliance of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations defending the right of people to freely live out their faith. Launched in 1994, ADF employs a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.

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