• Petitioned Catholics Called to Witness

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Catholics Called to Witness

I want their status as a tax-exempt organization removed

    1. matthew greenberg
    2. Petition by

      matthew greenberg

      conshohocken, PA

Catholics Called to Witness is a 501(c)(3) organization, which is entitled to tax-exempt status under the IRS code. However, they are in violation of the code, particularly:

"Section 501(c)(3) organizations are restricted in how much political and legislative (lobbying) activities they may conduct. "

Yet, they recently released this video, entitled Test of fire - Election 2012:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9vQt6IXXaM

This video is clearly politicizing for the Republican Party, and hence, is in violation of the IRS code offering them tax-exempt status. Please sign this petition so I can take it to my local Congressman to take action. Thanks!

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Approaching 100 signatures!

      matthew greenberg
      Petition Organizer

      At this point, a petition can really start to take off. In all honesty, this is not something that I shared with my personal network of friends/family. I simply put this out there, and it's starting to get noticed. First, I want to thank everyone who signed and commented. Second, please don't stop spreading the word about this. Now that I know my voice is being heard, I will up my efforts to bring this issue to the forefront.

      Finally, it appears as though this video is about to get shown in Catholic Churches all over the country.

      http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/2012/06/06/catholic-propaganda-video-be-shown-soon-churches

      This needs to be stopped! Let's let them know that they can't get away with politicizing from the pulpit!

      Thanks,

      Matthew Greenberg

    3. Reached 50 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • david welch MORRIS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Separation of Church & State issue

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    • Barry Dredze WINFIELD, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      Tax exempt organizations do not get to advocate for public policies while claiming that their "religious liberty" is being violated.

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    • Abraham Cherrix FLOYD, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      This is a complete violation, if a political advertisement is going to be made they need to pay taxes.

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    • Bill Merritt NOVATO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      They have long been more a business than anything else. There is no reason that they should not be paying taxes. This is a scam that has gone on too long!

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    • Jane McKim SAINT PAUL, MN
      • over 2 years ago

      This video is appalling. It clearly endorses the Republican candidate. The links following the video are pure right wing propaganda and hateful towards President Obama .

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