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The Rev. Gus Booth, pastor of Warroad (Minn.) Community Church, gives a sermon in June 2008.

IRS drops inquiry into Warroad church

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The Internal Revenue Service has halted its investigation into a Minnesota pastor who preached his politics from the pulpit in violation of his church's tax-exempt status, and the minister says he's disappointed because he'd rather fight it out in court.

However, the IRS held out the possibility of reopening the matter later, which might give the Rev. Gus Booth of Warroad Community Church another shot at getting an IRS rule declared unconstitutional.

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