Appropos of Lenís post on WWJA (Who Would Jesus Assassinate?)
Is this one from David Corn about:
What Would Jesus Pay?
[O]ne religious-right-watcher sent me the following email:
In a further sign that the CHRISTIAN COALITION is effectively DEAD, and no longer a political force, PITNEY BOWES has filed a lawsuit for $13,643 of unpaid postage for its offices. The lawsuit claims $13,643 of OFFICE POSTAGE from the Christian Coalition's main office operations which the Christian Coalition has been unable to pay. Furthermore, the $13,643 account is long OVERDUE.
The most important expense for a POLITICAL organization is POSTAGE, because direct mail fund-raising and other mail operations are the lifeblood of a political organization.
Therefore, a political organization that cannot pay its postage -- especially a relatively minor amount of $13,643 -- is an organization that is essentially DEAD. It is like a restaurant that cannot afford to order food for the kitchen or a business that cannot pay its electric bill. The relatively small amount of the unpaid bill shows that the Christian Coalition is in serious trouble.
Meanwhile, the Christian Coalition had not filed its 2004 tax return (Form 990, which is a public document) as of August 12, 2005. The Form 990 tax return was due on May 15, 2005.
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Maybe Jesus wouldn't pay his bills, either.
Karen on 08.23.05 @ 09:15 AM CST