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Monday, July 18, 2005

Complaint Against Jerry Falwell Dismissed, One Still Pending

The Montana News Association is reporting:

A complaint against Jerry Falwell Ministries and the Liberty Alliance was dismissed by the The Federal Elections Commission. The complaint stemmed from an email sent during the 2004 election period in which he included the following statement:

"For conservative people of faith, voting for principle this year means voting for the re-election of George W. Bush. The alternative, in my mind, is simply unthinkable."

After the case was dismissed Dr. Falwell stated:

"Religious nonprofit groups are not orphans to the First Amendment. I have been expressing my views on politics for five decades and am pleased with the FEC's ruling."

To read the full article go to: Montana News Association

The Daily Press has also reported:

"A similar complaint against Falwell lodged last summer with the Internal Revenue Service still is pending, said Rob Boston of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which filed the claim. The IRS complaint is potentially more damaging than the FEC action because an adverse IRS ruling could jeopardize the tax-exempt status of some of Falwell's holdings."

To read the full article go to: Daily Press

(Local news) (Religious Leaders)


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