Brooklyn Park megachurch smites IRS in info showdown
In a case with broad ramifications, a U.S. district magistrate judge sided with pastor Mac Hammond's Living Word Christian Center.
By MARY LYNN SMITH
November 18, 2008
In a showdown with the Internal Revenue Service, a controversial Brooklyn Park megachurch appears to have won the most recent round with the federal government.
A U.S. district magistrate judge's recommendation, issued Tuesday, sides with the Living Word Christian Center. The church had argued that it didn't have to provide detailed financial information focusing on the compensation of its founder and senior pastor, James (Mac) Hammond, requested by the IRS. the rest