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7 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2008 - 11:29PM #11
davelaw40
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I guess its moot; Shelley Gibbs got stomped.
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7 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2008 - 12:11AM #12
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davelaw40 wrote:

You lost me-all conventions are held on the same day-they don't have facilities to handle both.



Sorry, Dave, I didn't make myself very clear. What I was trying to say is; hypothetically assume that during the next round of conventions, in two years or four years or whatever, the Democrats find themselves in the same position the Republicans did this year. If the church offered their facilities to the Democrats for their convention, there would be, IMO, no Church/State or tax exempt issue. However, if the church allowed Republicans to meet there on one convention day, yet refused Democrats to do the same in a different year, it could be considered a violation of Section 501(c)(3).

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7 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2008 - 7:34AM #13
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TPaine wrote:

Sorry, Dave, I didn't make myself very clear. What I was trying to say is; hypothetically assume that during the next round of conventions, in two years or four years or whatever, the Democrats find themselves in the same position the Republicans did this year. If the church offered their facilities to the Democrats for their convention, there would be, IMO, no Church/State or tax exempt issue. However, if the church allowed Republicans to meet there on one convention day, yet refused Democrats to do the same in a different year, it could be considered a violation of Section 501(c)(3).



gotcha- i don't think that is very likely-after like seeks after like and the dems would be more likely to seek a left-leaning mega-church

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7 years ago  ::  Apr 10, 2008 - 7:38PM #14
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gotcha- i don't think that is very likely-after like seeks after like and the dems would be more likely to seek a left-leaning mega-church”
I do not know of any left leaning mega churches.  My voting place is in a Church building.  I do not like that particular church’s stands on some issues but the facilty used for voting is ideal for a polling place and it is close to my house and in the center of the precinct .  I can walk to vote from my house.   The room used looks like a room in a community center or a VFW hall
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7 years ago  ::  Apr 11, 2008 - 5:58PM #15
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fodaoson wrote:

gotcha- i don't think that is very likely-after like seeks after like and the dems would be more likely to seek a left-leaning mega-church”
I do not know of any left leaning mega churches.  My voting place is in a Church building.  I do not like that particular church’s stands on some issues but the facilty used for voting is ideal for a polling place and it is close to my house and in the center of the precinct .  I can walk to vote from my house.   The room used looks like a room in a community center or a VFW hall



i would say thats telling but left leaning mega-churches do exist

there are churches modeled after the Crystal cathedral, UCC churches, the UNITY churches  plus  the social gospel branches of the traditional churches

in my area there is a United Methodist Church that is known for its work in  AIDS hospice

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7 years ago  ::  Apr 11, 2008 - 5:58PM #16
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fodaoson wrote:

gotcha- i don't think that is very likely-after like seeks after like and the dems would be more likely to seek a left-leaning mega-church”
I do not know of any left leaning mega churches.  My voting place is in a Church building.  I do not like that particular church’s stands on some issues but the facilty used for voting is ideal for a polling place and it is close to my house and in the center of the precinct .  I can walk to vote from my house.   The room used looks like a room in a community center or a VFW hall



i would say thats telling but left leaning mega-churches do exist

there are churches modeled after the Crystal cathedral, UCC churches, the UNITY churches  plus  the social gospel branches of the traditional churches

in my area there is a United Methodist Church that is known for its work in  AIDS hospice

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