H.R. 235 (109th): Houses of Worship Free Speech Restoration Act of 2005

Introduced:
Jan 04, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Walter Jones Jr.
Representative for North Carolina's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 04, 2005
Length
3 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 4, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 04, 2005
Referred to Committee Jan 04, 2005
 
Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to protect the religious free exercise and free speech rights of churches and other houses of worship.

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Cosponsors
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House Ways and Means

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1/4/2005--Introduced.
Houses of Worship Free Speech Restoration Act of 2005 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to protect churches from losing their tax-exempt status because of the content, preparation, or presentation of any homily, sermon, teaching, dialectic, or other presentation made during religious services or gatherings.
Permits church leaders to express personal views on political matters or elections during regular religious services without violating campaign finance laws, as long as such views are not disseminated beyond the members and guests assembled at such services.

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