Williams’ Endorsement Could be Violation of Johnson Amendment

first_imglatest #2 Williams’ Endorsement Could be Violation of Johnson Amendment Preacher endorses candidate from the stage during sermon By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Monday, March 2, 2020 | 3:46 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeauty 6 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Make a comment Top of the News center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. An endorsement received by Mayoral Candidate Major Williams on Sunday from a pastor of a local church during a service could be a violation of the country’s tax code.Pasadena Now posted a story announcing the endorsement on Monday. That story has been removed.The Johnson Amendment, named after President Lyndon B. Johnson, restricts the involvement in politics of tax-exempt organizations.Pastors cannot endorse or oppose candidates during church services. Williams committed no wrongdoing and said he was surprised by the endorsement.In the video, Harvest Rock Pastor Che Ahn said during a service, “We’re honored again to have Major Williams with us and his beautiful family. And so, Major, would you stand up, would you please stand up with your family, we’ll just welcome you again? And for those who live in Pasadena, Major Williams is running for mayor in Pasadena. And I love the fact that he’s conservative and that I believe that he’ll be a great mayor. So I want to give my endorsement for him. And I know some of you may say, well, what about the Johnson amendment? Are you supposed to do that? But thank God for President Trump who gave an executive order.”But Trump’s Executive Order did not overturn the Johnson Act, instead it calls for leniency when the law is violated.“The Secretary of the Treasury shall ensure, to the extent permitted by law, that the Department of the Treasury does not take any adverse action against any individual, house of worship, or other religious organization on the basis that such individual or organization speaks or has spoken about moral or political issues from a religious perspective, where speech of similar character has, consistent with law, not ordinarily been treated as participation or intervention in a political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) a candidate for public office by the Department of the Treasury,” the Executive Order reads.When contacted by phone and asked if he would like to now turn down the endorsement, Williams requested time to call Ahn. When he called back he said the pastor interpreted things “differently.”Efforts to reach Pastor Che Ahn were not successful on Monday.“I’m rolling with it,” Williams said. “It is what it is.”Pasadena Now has removed the earlier story. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Milford High School’s Bryson Barnes Offered By SUU

first_img Written by Tags: Bryson Barnes/SUU Football January 6, 2020 /Sports News – Local Milford High School’s Bryson Barnes Offered By SUU Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Monday afternoon, Southern Utah University’s football program offered Milford High School star-athlete Bryson Barnes a scholarship as confirmed on Barnes’ Twitter account.Barnes stated that SUU running backs coach Sam Elliott reached out to him Monday on Twitter.Barnes has also been offered a scholarship by Western Illinois University in 2019.last_img

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Opponent preview: What to know about No. 3 seed Michigan State

first_imgDETROIT — An hour before Syracuse’s game Friday night, assistant coach Gerry McNamara was sitting on press row watching Michigan State pull away from Bucknell. He was poring over pages of notes and keeping a keen eye on the No. 3 seed Spartans, whom the Orange will play Sunday at 2:40 p.m. The winner earns a Sweet Sixteen berth in Omaha, Nebraska, late next week.Less than 48 hours after playing lockdown defense against high-powered No. 6 seed Texas Christian, Syracuse (22-13, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) matches up with No. 3 seed Michigan State (30-4, 16-2 Big 10). The game will air nationally on CBS from Little Caesars Arena.Here’s what you need to know about the Spartans.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 10-7Last time they played: Eight years ago, Syracuse senior Rick Jackson led the then-No.7 Orange with 17 points and 16 rebounds to beat then-No. 8 Michigan State, 72-58, at Madison Square Garden. The game was part of the Jimmy V Classic at MSG. The Orange improved to 9-0 while MSU dropped to 6-3. It’s worth noting the Spartans have lost their last four meetings against SU, with their last win coming in the 2000 NCAA Tournament, which the Spartans won. Eighteen years ago, Michigan State topped Syracuse at, fittingly, the Palace of Auburn Hills, the home arena for the Detroit Pistons for nearly three decades until Little Caesars Arena opened last year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Michigan State report: The Spartans entered the season ranked No. 2 in the AP Top 25, has never been ranked lower than No. 9 and has been ranked outside the top-five for just two all weeks all season. MSU ended the year ranked No. 5 and, by some accounts, should have received an even higher seed than No. 3.Head coach Tom Izzo has been at the school since 1995, and he leads an MSU squad that effectively will have a home game Sunday. MSU’s campus sits about 90 miles west of Detroit. Izzo’s teams at Michigan State have never gone three-straight years without making the Sweet Sixteen. Over the past two years, the Spartans have been knocked out of the Tournament in the first weekend, putting that streak in jeopardy on Sunday.The Spartans have a few common opponents with Syracuse this season, including North Carolina and Duke. While SU lost twice to UNC and once at Duke, the Spartans beat UNC by 18 back in November and lost to Duke in a close game, 88-81. Michigan State won the Big Ten regular-season championship (its eighth under Izzo) and had a 13-game winning streak before falling to Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals on March 3. Syracuse vs. Michigan StateInfogramAccording to NCAA stats through Thursday, MSU has the 36th-best offense in the country (81 points per game), the 23th-best defense (65.2 points per game allowed) and fourth-best scoring margin (15.8). There is no team better in the entire country in rebound margin (10.4), assists per game (19.4) and blocked shots per game (7.3). No team has a defense that has held opponents quite as well as the Spartans have, as opponents shoot just 36.7 percent from the field, also the best mark in the country. MSU knocks down 41 percent of its 3-pointers, the seventh-best mark in the country.The Spartans entered the season as a national title contender. They rely on a stifling defense and bruising play inside to win games. Sophomores Miles Bridges (17.3 points per game), Cassius Winston (12.6), Nick Ward (12.5), Joshua Langford (12) and five-star freshman Jaren Jackson Jr. (11.2) are the notable scorers, all five of whom average double figures. They don’t shoot the lights out from deep, but they have strong post play and good defense.How Syracuse beats Michigan State: Given the strength of MSU’s defense, there’s a mismatch against the SU offense that has scored just 60 and 57 points, respectively, over its last two games. To win, Syracuse will need to pack the paint against MSU’s big bodies and limit turnovers on the offensive end, because buckets will come at a premium.The game plan against TCU was to key in on forward Vladimir Brodziansky while contesting 3-pointers. On Sunday, you’ll likely see SU much more focused on the inside, from the top of the key down. If Syracuse can limit second-chance points and stay out of foul trouble, another strong defensive performance could punch its ticket to Omaha for the Sweet Sixteen.Stat to know: 36.1Michigan State ranks fifth in the country with an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.1 percent. The Spartans will want to exploit the openings in the 2-3 zone and collect second-chance points inside. Syracuse junior center Paschal Chukwu said after the TCU win that the Orange sent four and five guys to the boards against the Horned Frogs, and that probably won’t change against a team as formidable as MSU. SU will sacrifice its transition game and try to limit offensive boards.Kenpom odds: Kenpom gives the Orange just a 25 percent chance to win and predicts 67-60 Michigan State victory.Player to watch: Miles Bridges, guard, No. 22Michigan State already had a loaded roster, then Bridges decided to return to school for his sophomore season. Boy did that change things. The 6-foot-7, 225-pound sophomore from nearby Flint, Michigan, averages 17.3 points per game, seven rebounds and 2.8 assists. He scored 29 points in MSU’s four-point win over No. 14 seed Bucknell on Friday. He is athletic, a threat from 3-point land and strong enough to get to the rim. Look out for this probable lottery pick. Comments Published on March 17, 2018 at 11:23 am Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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