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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Snuffy's tax exempt political pulpit in action

Michael "Snuffy" Pfleger's hostility to gun rights--up to and including making threats to "snuff out" a gun shop owner and legislators who don't go along with the citizen disarmament agenda, is well known. Perhaps less well known is his habit of using the pulpit as a platform for his political agenda, in utter defiance of laws pertaining to the tax exempt status of churches.

David Codrea (War on Guns) has tried to mobilize efforts to report Snuffy's illegal activities to Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Maybe folks can't be bothered to take a few minutes to send in the report. Alternatively, perhaps people did contact Americans United, but that group is more interested in blocking right wing politicking from the pulpit. Either way, the end result has not been a reduction of Pfleger's illegal activities. Quite the contrary.

Take, for example, this page from Pfleger's "Faith Community of Saint Sabina," with a list of Illinois State Representatives and Senators "who consistently stand with the NRA and who block Common Sense Gun laws in the state of Illinois."

Or this one:

Be informed when you vote. The following are pro gun and endorsed by the National Rifle Association.

ISRA - PVF, (The Illinois State Rifle Association Political Victory Fund, a PAC affiliated with ISRA) released this list of candidates who support firearms ownership. If you want to keep guns off our streets don't vote for them!
War on Guns has much more.

UPDATE: Actually, Rustmeister has already talked some about this, including (via Thirdpower) a link for filing a report directly to the IRS.