I personally know one of the preachers who was turned into the IRS for preaching a sermon that supported John McCain.Â He is my former pastor, Dan Fisher.Â Dan is a kind wonderful man, with an army of lawyers. This is not the first time Dan has been targeted.Â
Is this a communist country?Â People, freedom of speech and freedom of religion are still legal in this country.Â As for the IRS, it's not legal.Â We put up with it for the good of theÂ country, but do you see it in our constitution. Â I pay my taxes, but that doesn't mean I give up my rights as a citizen.
This could get really ugly really fast.
Now, those of you who say it's right to turn inÂ a pastor to the IRS, need to demand that next to Dan Fisher's cell we put the Reverand Wright, the Reverand Jesse Jackson, and the Reverand Farakon.Â (not sure of spelling nor do I care.)
This is a cause that will not go away.Â I will be sure of it with my last breath.Â
I never thought any of these should go to jail for espousing their distasteful beliefs, but if Dan Fisher, my friend, and former pastor are to be put on the sacrificial block, I will demand equal time for all pastors of all churches, and shut 'em down, and we'll head underground for protection.Â
This is wrong on so many levels.
Check the constitution folks.Â No where does it say: Separation of Church and State, and I for one am tired of ignorant folks thinking it does say so.
Please re-read the first amendment of the Bill of Rights.Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Â Nowhere does it limit religion or preachers.Â It limits Congress!Â Now, where did Separtion of Church and State come from?Â
Answer: A judge's interpretation of the First Amendment.Â
Again, somebody thinks we can't handle reading it for ourselves.Â