The Daily Populous

Sunday October 30th, 2022 evening edition

image for Churches Are Breaking the Law by Endorsing in Elections, Experts Say. The IRS Looks the Other Way.

But the IRS has largely abdicated its enforcement responsibilities as churches have become more brazen.

Asked about enforcement efforts over the past decade, the IRS pointed the news organizations to annual reports that do not contain such information.

And in July, a New Mexico pastor called Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham “beyond evil” and “demonic” for supporting abortion access.

Churches have long balanced the tightrope of political involvement, and blatant violations have previously been rare.

Some conservative groups have argued that Black churches are more politically active than their white evangelical counterparts but are not as heavily scrutinized.

Jesse L. Jackson was accused of turning Sunday sermons into campaign rallies and using Black churches to raise funds.

Over the next four years, the committee investigated scores of churches, including 80 for endorsing candidates from the pulpit, according to IRS reports. »

Putin ready for negotiations with West on certain conditions

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has reported that Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, was still ready for negotiations regarding Ukraine.

Details: Lavrov also added that the leadership of Russia, "especially Putin, is still ready for negotiations regarding Ukraine.".

Lavrov’s statement does not make it clear whether the leadership of the Russian Federation is ready for negotiations with the president of Ukraine, or whether it is ready to talk with the "collective West", which Putin accuses of escalating the tensions. »

IKEA Asks Horror Game To Change So People Stop Comparing It To IKEA

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Lawyers representing Ikea are claiming that the game commits trademark infringement because some press outlets have drawn comparisons between their official brand and the game.

The Swedish firm have given developer Jacob Shaw just ten days to “change the game and remove all indicia associated with the famous Ikea stores.”.

One headline says, ‘Someone Has Made a Survival Horror Game Set In IKEA.’ Another headline says, ‘The Backrooms meets Sons of the Forest in new IKEA horror game.’. »

Deputy from Bolsonaro’s party chases man while pointing gun at him

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The deputy of the Brazilian Liberal Party Carla Zambelli, the formation for which Jair Bolsonaro is running for re-election as president this Sunday, has chased a man through the streets of Sao Paulo while pointing a gun at him inside a bar.

© Provided by News 360 Carla Zambelli, deputy of the Brazilian Liberal Party (PL).

The videos spread on social networks show how the deputy faces and tries to assault a man after he says "Tomorrow, Lula". »

Homeless Los Angeles man builds wooden house on Hollywood Boulevard sidewalk: 'Gives me empowerment'

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A homeless man in Los Angeles has built a small wooden house with wheels on busy Hollywood Boulevard amid frustrations with the city asking him to take down his tent.

The man, who goes by "Q," told Fox Los Angeles he constructed a house on wheels using wood tossed away from construction sites and help from friends.

In the city of Los Angeles, 41,980 people were classified as being homeless, while countywide, 69,144 homeless were counted, according to figures released in September. »