Good lord: Reverend Al Sharpton owes $3.7 million in taxes

by editor on February 9, 2011

There’s a line in James Michener’s Hawaii about the Christian missionaries who came to save Hawaiian souls and ended up owning most of the islands: They came to do good and they did very well. The same can be said for the charlatan Reverend Al Sharpton

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The Reverend Al Sharpton ministering to the needs of one of his flock

The New York Post has the details of Sharpton’s deficit:

The Rev. Al Sharpton, who has vowed to clean up his fiscal house, has a new tax lien to pay.

Sharpton owes $359,973 to the IRS for 2009 personal income tax, according to documents on file with the city.

Public records show he owes a total of $3.7 million in city, state and federal taxes, including penalties, dating to 2002. But Sharpton’s spokeswoman, Rachel Noerdlinger, said that he had paid back “well over seven figures” as part of agreements with the state and IRS and that the liens remained on the books as “a matter of bureaucracy.”

Sharpton made $250,000 as head of the nonprofit National Action Network in 2009, a year that ended with the group owing $1.1 million in taxes and having just $36,397 cash on hand.

The organization also pays for first-class or charter travel for Sharpton and other NAN staff, according to its 2009 tax return. Noerdlinger declined to say for whom.

Apparently doing the Lord’s work is very taxing.

Sourc: New York Post

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sa_rose
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sa_rose

Freeze all his personal and business accounts. Put him in jail while he awaits trial for fraud and tax evasion. Include his staff, family, accountant, and anyone else who might have had a clue that he was not paying all he should. That’s what they would do for an average citizen who owed $1000. Oh, and remember guys, no lying to the investigators. Remember what happened to Lady Martha!

DrJJ
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DrJJ

And unbelievably, this fat fraud is accorded credibility by various news and talk shows, usually the way Left types like the morons @ MSNBC. I guess they’re so desperate for interviews that a convicted criminal like Sharpton seems like a suitable guest to have on and to comment on a variety of current issues

DJ
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DJ

That photo kinda reminds me of the hilarious SNL spoof of James Brown…HOT TUB!

wagsthedog
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wagsthedog

Orange jump-suit and no hot comb!

Navyvet
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Navyvet

No brainer prediction.
This too will vanish. It’ll be be swept under the table and forgotten and it wont cost Sleazy Al a dime.

redabogado
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redabogado

You are correct. Isn’t Charlie Rangel his tax advisor?

KimmyQueen
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Excuse me but I sincerely doubt that he is a Christian. I have heard him speak oh so many times and the word Jesus never came out of his mouth. I am sure the times he does name the Lord is to ask for money right after. I don’t know about this Christian missionaries in Hawaii, I will need to know more about it.

It is not the first time and it won’t be the last that someone uses religion (of any kind) for ill gains. We all know he is a criminal and a freak and religion or not religion that is not going to change in the history of mankind. Religion is just a tool in this man’s racket, it could be something else. He is a redistribution liberal guy… are we surprised that as a socialist he doesn’t live up to his responsibilities but expect others to pay through the nose? He is not doing the Lord’s work, because the Lord didn’t live in million dollar homes, nor did he freak a ho looking lady in a church building on stage… EWWWW…

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

Be carefull KQ, the woman you are calling a ‘ho might be a skool teacher who likes 15 year old boys! Just kidding folks, don’t go rabid on me. Or is the current hip term viral, virtual, venerable, a V something anyway.

The point is you said what I have always believed, organized religion is a farce and it always has been. The Babtists say their way is the only way to God. The Methodists, Catholics, Mormons, Muslims, Menonites, Seventh Day Advantists, Jehovas Witnesses, Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, Jim Jones and Charles Manson all say, or said, the same thing. “There is only one way to God and if you give me enough money I will show you the road!” And they are all full of crap.

I do not need to pay anyone to step out on my front porch and breath the frigid air of winter. That globull warming thing hit New Mexico again and it was -4 degrees this morning. But, it is a beautiful sun filled day and I am glad I am here to see it. Can’t I thank the Lord for such a morning all by myself? Or do I need to give money to someone else to thank Him for me? I’ll keep my money in my pocket, thanks anyway.

Since I like an occasional cigar and a cold beer should I go with the Babtists? The Babtists I see at the beer joint and dance hall in another town Saturday night, then at church Sunday morning condeming those of us that like to drink beer and dance? Should I go with the Mormons, who say I have to give 10% of my earnings to the church or I will go to hell? If 10% means my family goes hungry or homeless I will be denied salvation if I refuse to give the church my hard earned money? 5% isn’t enough?

I get tired of reading stories like this. Jimmy Swaggart paid a hooker for her services. Who cares, maybe his wife had cut him off for some reason. Jim Baker was a liar and thief and Tammy Faye looks like a low rent hooker so who could blame him for going after a better looking hooker. Jim Jones was a nut case and the 900 plus people that killed themselves in his name were idiots that did not belong in the gene pool anyway. The followers of Charles Manson were, and are, a bunch of murdering thugs that should have been cooked in the electric chair years ago. The list goes on and on but I hope you get my point.

I do not need to pay someone to tell me right from wrong. I do not need a preacher telling me to do as he says, not as he does. I do not need anyone to help me connect with God, I connect pretty good all by myself. And I damn sure do not have to give my money to anyone who tries to tell me “their way” is the only way to salvation, God, eternal life, or anything else.

KimmyQueen
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My belief system indicates that G-d’s way is the way to Eternal Life. Jesus was not a Christian and although a Jew, He revolutionized the Jewish religion and even so He didn’t necessarily follow the Jewish religion per se as much that He followed the ways of the Father. What I am trying to say? Denominational dogma is not the answer, G-d is the answer. G-d is not this nor that… G-d is G-d.

Although there is good in many denominational foundations there is also a lot of bad or a lot of stepping away from the Bible in order to make way for the man-enhanced religiosity. Jesus was not into that. He spent a great time of His preaching warning people against man-made fundamentalism and pervertion of religion to fit human dogma and traditions. It is all there, so because of that I don’t believe that He would be very pleased with the denominational issues that are happening in the Church. I am quite sure seeing how he reacted to the money changers in the Temple that He would be seriously displeased with Sharpton and his behavior and I humbly believe, that there is a special place for Sharpton once Jesus is done with him.

The Bible could be likened (somewhat) to the Constitution. We cannot blame the framers of the Constitution nor the Constitution itself for the people that came afterward read it and decided not to obey it or else decided to change and tweak things to fit THEIR state of mind and how they want to do things. The Constitution is clear and it was framed to be adaptable to the times, yet still founded it on principles that are unmovable. Horrible, selfish and evil misinterpretations and underhanded use of it, is the problem, not the Constitution itself. The Constitution still is open for misuse and abuse just like anything else and I am sure you understand my meaning, but that doesn’t make the Constitution nor the things it is based on any less than what it is. I just wanted to be clear about something: Religion is not the problem it is how religion is used and interpreted that could be a problem in the hands and minds of evil people. G-d is not at fault if people decide to pervert His Words and His Ways

Everyone is responsible for what they know and you can go to the Source yourself without the aid of other people. Overall there are people that need people in order to get information about G-d or whatever questions they may have about life. If you don’t need people to tell you how to get close to G-d great. I didn’t either although I cannot say that I found G-d all by myself either, it took great struggles and problems, but I did took responsibility for my own faith away in part from my parents and so on, but I realize that other people need something more “organized” and that is fine too, just as long as it is not corrupted and it is very important to remain vigilant to prevent corruption in churches, but not even churches are exempt from the corruption that is happening all over the world, hence why we still have to be personally responsible for what we belief.

RKae
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RKae

That’s a viewpoint with a lot of your own suspicions leading you astray. Baptists or Methodists or Catholics, etc. don’t think they have the only way. Perhaps Christians do, but to think that the individual denominations make that claim is, pardon me, pretty silly. The schisms of the past were more political than anything.

The ostracizing that a Protestant might feel in old Catholic Europe several centuries passed I can feel today the way my Left-Wing friends treat me. Religion is not a source of strife, humans are.

I’ve watched my friends pass on “organized” religion and claim to be “spiritual.” After a while it means nothing. They cease to focus. They shrug at everything. They go for the “Jesus as uber-hippy” nonsense and say “Jesus wouldn’t like organized religion. He was a free ‘n’ easy libertarian.”

One of the 10 Commandments is “Remember the sabbath day and keep it holy.” There. There’s organized religion right there. Jesus chased the money-changers out of the temple. There’s the “sacred space” concept right there. Jesus believed that a church was more than “just a building.” Jesus took communion with his disciples and put an enormous solemnity on the situation. There’s your ritual right there.

sa_rose
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sa_rose

Jesus also said he did not come to eliminate the law, but to fulfil it. His ojection was that the law had become and end unto itself, and ws no longer a means of staying in relationship with God. He came to do that.

KimmyQueen
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Right. The Lord even speaks to that in the First Testament hundreds of years before Christ, so it was a malady that even preceded Jesus time on Earth.

KimmyQueen
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Just one thing: NO Christian would or should say that Christianity (not any denomination) is the only way to salvation. JESUS is the only way to salvation. The reason I know this is because He said it. Christian is just the name of someone that follows Christ, although the first generations of Christians were actually Jewish and the last generations of Christians on Earth will also be Jewish. What Christianity is, is the medium in which people get to know that Jesus is the way to salvation. Whatever the man made dogma in order to better deal with their life situation, Christianity (in of itself) is not the way to salvation, Jesus the Lord whom Christians worship is the way to salvation… and any real Christian will make sure to make that distinction.

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

“Remember the Sabbath and keep it Holy” has nothing to do with organized religion. I can worship my own way, all by myself, without entering a fancy building built to glorify man, not our Lord. Did Jesus spread His word in fancy temples? No, He didn’t, He spread the Word of God wherever he happened to be standing. No organized religion in a fancy building that I have ever read about.

Jesus chased the money changers out of the temple but now they are allowed? What do you think a preacher or pastor is today? They wear $1000 dollar suits and Italian leather shoes when most of their “parishoners” wear off the rack suits from Walmart and $40 dollar shitkickers? That sounds like a “money changer” to me, money from my pocket to someone elses pocket, to tell me what I already know.

Jesus was a “free and easy libertarian”. He didn’t need a fancy building to preach in, a bale of hay or a rock was as good a place as any to spread His word. Talk to a few people, get them to tell their friends, lets meet in the pasture or on the shore, and talk about God. And I dare you to point out one passage in the Bible that proves me wrong.

Wes
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Wes

hey, Hey, HEY! You guys leave poor Mr. Sharpton alone! He has already been CENSURED for his misdeeds, you know! (someone pass me a sarcasm icon.)

Makes me wonder if we have another Al Capone case on our hands. The only law that could hold him was the tax law.

I won’t even start on “non-profits” paying people a 1/4-mil a year plus expenses.

jukin
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jukin

The leftists that scream the most about not enough reparations going out or taxes not high enough are the ones least likely to be paying taxes.

jack bauer
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jack bauer

another exposure of the oft exposed (dare i say one of the many oft exposed) race warlord(s)

deepthinker
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deepthinker

It appears Al has run out of juice to shake down people. He better get that direct call to his pal Barry to see if he can get his IRS problems to vanish right off the books.

If this where anyone else, they would be sitting in a federal cell somewhere already.

Guess Al is now really down for the struggle. The struggle to pay the tax man. Cheating, lying, swindling bastard.

Paden
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Paden

Al is waiting for that “redistribution” thingy Obamano promised, in the interim maybe he can borrow the money from MLK’s son

nuke
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nuke

Reverend Al, keepin’ the white debbil at bay.

DeanH
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DeanH

Innit debbils – plural? Cuz thers a lotsa dem.

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