Anti-Clinton church loses tax-exempt status
May 13, 2000: A Binghamton, N.Y., church found itself on the wrong side of the line dividing what belongs to God and what belongs to Caesar, a federal appeals court ruled.
On Oct. 30, 1992, just four days before the presidential election, the Landmark Church placed full-page ads in USA Today and the Washington Times warning Christians that Clinton's positions concerning abortion, homosexuality and the distribution of condoms to teen-agers in schools violate biblical principals.
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A notice at the bottom of the ad appealed for "tax-exempt donations" to pay for placing the ad.
Bad move, said the IRS, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and finally, the court.
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