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California Church Could Lose Tax-Exempt Status

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California Church Could Lose Tax-Exempt Status

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California Church Could Lose Tax-Exempt Status

California Church Could Lose Tax-Exempt Status

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All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, Calif., is deciding whether to fight an IRS summons for the church's e-mails, meeting minutes and letters. The liberal church is under investigation for allegedly making political statements leading up to the November 2004 presidential election. At stake are its tax-exempt status and possibly some heavy fines.