CASE #2: Court Orders Church to Return Donations
1st Circuit Court ordered Church to return donations to members.
The Bible Speaks Church was required to return $5.5 million to parishioners in a court ruling. The court ruled there had been private inurement and undue influence. How do you solicit funds for your church?
(The Bible Speaks, 869F.2d 628/1st Cir. cert. filed, 57 U.S.L.W. 3814/U.S./No. 88-1977)
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