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  • IRS not enforcing rules on churches and politics

    November 5, 2012 3:46 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Churches engaging in partisan political activity have been getting a free pass from the Internal Revenue Service for the past three years. Russell Renwicks, a manager in the IRS Mid-Atlantic region, recently said the agency had suspended audits of churches suspected of violating federal restrictions on... more »
  • Churches Using Background Checks to Protect Children

    October 6, 2010 3:06 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - More churches and religious groups are doing regular background checks with hopes of preventing abuse of children. Children's advocates say not all background checks are equal, and warn religious groups they must be especially vigilant because their trusting communities are often targets for abusers. Insurance... more »
  • BP invests in Shrimp and Petroleum Fest

    September 4, 2010 8:59 PM

    It's the 75th year for Morgan City's Shrimp and Petroleum Festival but it's been a tough year for both industries. The crisis in the Gulf spurred a rough shrimping season and a drilling moratorium but the cash is flowing at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival and BP is one of... more »
  • Churches, Nonprofits Fight for Survival Amid Spill

    July 3, 2010 4:37 PM

    BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (AP) - God only knows what will happen to churches and other nonprofit organizations who say they are struggling for survival because of the Gulf oil spill crisis. Months after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and its well started gushing oil, the British petroleum giant says... more »
  • Lafayette collects for Samaritan's Purse

    October 27, 2009 9:43 AM

    LAFAYETTE COLLECTS GIFTS FOR SAMARITAN'S PURSE AND THE WORLD'S LARGEST CHRISTMAS PROJECT Nov. 16-23: Lafayette Hopes to Gather 8,000 Gift-Filled Shoe Boxes for Hurting Children Overseas LAFAYETTE, La., Oct. 26, 2009-Christmas is arriving early all over Lafayette, as local churches prepare to serve as collection points for Operation... more »

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