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  •  No difference (1+ / 0-)
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    But on reading through the ruling, it does look like more established churches are better off (for now), because section 107(1), which says that homes provided by the church are exempt, I believe remains in force.

    This ruling appears to affect only 107(2), which applies to churches paying housing allowance to their leaders.

    Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. - William Pitt

    by Phoenix Rising on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 07:06:38 PM PST

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    •  well, if the decision is upheld, subsection 1 (1+ / 0-)
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      isn't long for this world......

      •  It would require a plaintiff (1+ / 0-)
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        As you note above, the court spent a decent part of its time on standing, and dismissed the challenge to subsection 1 based on a lack thereof.

        If FRFF wants to challenge that part of the law, it's going to have to buy up a house to offer its director during his/her employment...

        Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. - William Pitt

        by Phoenix Rising on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 07:37:14 PM PST

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