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I.R.S. Inquiry Into Sermon Is Challenged by Church

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September 22, 2006, New York Times

“This looks like the short-cut way for the church to get the issue as to whether this is a valid investigation or not right into the court and allow it to rule on the constitutional issues,” said Kevin J. Hasson, founder and chairman of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. “It’s a perfectly respectably legal maneuver, not something like a militia movement refusing to put license plates on their cars.”