Michael Freund came across this on the website of Muslims for Obama and sent me the screenshots. There is a listing for a "get out the vote drive" event scheduled to take place starting next week at an Atlanta mosque.
According to the IRS rules (here): "In addition, other activities intended to encourage people to participate in the electoral process, such as voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives, would not be prohibited political campaign activity if conducted in a non-partisan manner. On the other hand, voter education or registration activities with evidence of bias that (a) would favor one candidate over another; (b) oppose a candidate in some manner; or (c) have the effect of favoring a candidate or group of candidates, will constitute prohibited participation or intervention."
Freund opines, I'm no lawyer, but clearly a group calling itself "Muslims for Obama" conducting a "get out the vote drive" is likely to "favor one candidate over another" or at least "have the effect of favoring a candidate", so it would appear that by hosting such an event, the Atlanta Mosque is violating its tax-exempt status from the IRS as well as misusing its status as a religious house of worship for partisan political ends.
I have been railing against this for months. This is ILLEGAL. They are not entitled to tax free status, enjoying "religious" perks while electioneering. Political Islam at taxpayer expense. I am sick of it. Where are our government protections? I pay enormous taxes - for what? To keep Barney Franks in satin and Chris Dodd in gold? Broke - all of it.
Back on February 27, 2008 Mosques Preaching Obama: Muslims Vote Inshalla
Separation of Mosque and State: Obama voter drives in mosques September 6, 2008