Church Law & Tax Report

September/October 1996
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Feature Article

The Politics of Religion Member access only

In 1995 the IRS gave church leaders an early wake—up call by revoking the tax—exempt status of a church for engaging in a political campaign

Articles

The Legal Consequences of Clergy Sexual Misconduct Member access only

A federal court issues an important ruling.

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar

Injuries While Volunteering Member access only

Court rules volunteer cannot be sued for accident.

Court Involvement in Church Finance Dispute Member access only

Some legal arguments in churches may be settled in court.

Court Involvement in Clergy Removal Member access only

Court will not settle South Carolina church dispute.

Religious Activity of Employees Member access only

Court ruling favors employee in religious discrimination suit.

Employer Cleared of 'Religious Harassment' Member access only

Oregon court overturns earlier ruling.

Chaplaincy Program Legal, Court Rules Member access only

But only if safeguards are followed.

Board Members' Liability Member access only

School board liable for student's injuries, court finds.

Parliamentary Law Member access only

When boards are allowed to reconsider their actions in meetings.

Church Responsibility for Sexual Misconduct Member access only

Churches can be liable for affairs if negligence is proved.

Time Limits Misconduct Suit Member access only

Court rules statute of limitations expired in sexual misconduct case.
North Carolina

Church Camp Tax Exempt Member access only

532-acre camp used primarily for church purposes.
Massachusetts

11,000 Nonprofits Lose Status Member access only

Organizations failed to file proper paperwork.