Sen. Obama’s Church cleared in IRS Investigation

Yes, the UCC has been cleared of “concerns” that somehow arose that the church was violating the law governing U.S. churchs’ role in electoral politics (they’re supposed to not have any if they wish to remain tax-empt). From washingtonpost.com :

Today the United Church of Christ, the national church to which presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama belongs, announced that the Internal Revenue Service has found “that the activity about which we had concern did not constitute …a violation of the requirements of the requirements of section 501(c)(3).”

The “concern” that apparently launched the investigation stemmed from a speech Senator Obama gave to the UCC General Synod, the all-church gathering held every two years, during the church’s fiftieth anniversary celebration.

Good news to be sure, but questions about the timing and just who first brought up this “concern” to the IRS still remain. Read the whole article at the link above to see what I’m talking about.