Attorney: Churches don't violate IRS code when supporting marriage amendments
"Gary McCaleb, senior counsel with the Christian legal group Alliance Defense Fund, said pastors can voice support for the amendments from the pulpit and churches can assist in petition drives without fear of reprisal from the Internal Revenue Service.
"In respect to their Internal Revenue Service tax exemption, they have a lot of liberty and leeway to support a ballot initiative," McCaleb told Baptist Press. "As long as what they do is an insubstantial amount of their total budget, they're pretty much free to do whatever they want in support or opposition to the ballot initiative."- MIchael Foust, Baptist Press, 19 Apr 2006 read more: http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=23071
Shareholder's Proposal Urges Ford to Stop Pushing Homosexual 'Marriage'
"Late last year, a retired doctor from Alton, Illinois, named Robert Hurley penned a letter to Ford Motor Company's corporate secretary. In the letter Hurley informed company officials that he, as a Ford stockholder, intended to introduce a resolution at the annual shareholders' meeting that would forbid the automotive industry giant to promote homosexual marriage.
Ford, fearing homosexuals might boycott the company, asked the SEC to omit the resolution. However, the government agency denied the request. Therefore, the author of the resolution asserts, Ford officials will now be forced to deal with the issue.
"I think the more it can be discussed in the company and outside, the better because I think it's a significant issue," Hurley contends. "And it isn't just with Ford," he notes. "There are others who have similar written policies which really need to be streamlined and made non-preferential to any group's activities."- Allie Martin, Agape Press, 18 Apr 2006 read more:
Canadian Union Refuses Member’s Right to Oppose Gay “Marriage"
"The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) has denied the request of Treasury Board employee Susan Comstock to divert her dues to a charity, a request she made on the grounds that PSAC’s open support of Bill C-38, the bill to legalize gay marriage, went against Ms. Comstock’s personal beliefs.
Although PSAC’s collective agreement contains a clause allowing a member to divert their dues to charity for reasons of religious or conscience, the union refused to grant Ms. Comstocks’ request, saying the clause did not apply to her."-Gundrun Schulz, LifeSiteNews.com, 19 Apr 2006 read more: http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/apr/06041902.html
"The Massachusetts government heard testimony last week from a young Canadian woman, Dawn C. Stefanowicz who had been raised from infancy by her homosexual father and his various “partners” in a “gay” household. She told the Massachusetts Judiciary Committee that her life submerged in the homosexual subculture had left her scarred psychologically and morally...Describing her father’s homosexual lifestyle as a culture without “boundaries and principles of morality and monogamy,” Stefanowicz said her upbringing was characterized by confusion and lack of affection, domestic violence and sexual abuse."- Hilary White, LifeSiteNews.com, 19 Apr 2006 read more: