February 29, 2008

Obama’s Church To Be Investigated By IRS


by Rohan Parker

A statement was released by the United Church of Christ on Tuesday, in which they announce that they are under investigation by the IRS because of a speech Senator Barack Obama gave at their national meeting last year, after he had become a candidate for the presidency.

Illinois Democrat Barack Obama is a member of the Chicago congregation of the Protestant United Church of Christ which currently has 1.2 million members.

According to the statement released by the denomination, the IRS claim they have reasonable belief that the speech, and the circumstances surrounding it, impinge on laws regulating political activity for tax-exempt organizations, however the United Church of Christ stated they have done nothing wrong.

In the speech at the church’s June 2007 General Synod in Hartford, Conn., Obama spoke about faith and life in the public eye.

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