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Church Law & Tax Report

March/April 1988
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Church Property; Officers, Directors, and Trustees

Court Applied the "Neutral Principles" Approach in the Resolution of a Nondoctrinal Internal Church Dispute Member access only

Internal church disputes present a difficult problem for the civil courts.

Political Activities Member access only

Impact on Tax-exempt Status
Church Property

Court Ruled Internal Church Dispute Does Not Justify a Breach of Contract Member access only

Church could have made appropriate revisions in the contract to protect itself against a claim of breach.