Religion: Tidings

>There is no love lost between the liberal National Council of Churches and the right-wing Christian Echoes Ministry of the Rev. Billy James Hargis, but both believe it is their Christian duty to speak out on public issues. Because of that mutual concern, lawyers of the two organizations are huddled this week to plan strategy against a common crisis: a ruling of the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver denying Hargis' organization its federal income tax exemption because it attempted to exert "political" influence. In 1966 the Internal Revenue Service revoked Christian...

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