Church Wants IRS to Apologize
The IRS began investigating All Saints Church of Pasadena, Calif., after it featured a sermon titled "If Jesus Debated President Bush and Senator Kerry" by the church's rector emeritus, Rev. Dr. George F. Regas, on Oct. 31, 2004. The following June, the IRS informed the church that it was being investigated for violating its nonprofit status by intervening in a political campaign. Earlier this month, the IRS told the church that it would be allowed to retain its tax-exempt status, even though there had been a violation.
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