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Supporters of the Massachusetts Council of Churches waited for the final vote, including the Rev. Stephen T. Ayers, Laura Everett, the Rev. Diane C. Kessler, and Pastor John Stendahl.

House rejects disclosure of religious funds

By Scott Helman
Globe Staff / January 26, 2006

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The Massachusetts House yesterday overwhelmingly defeated legislation that would have required religious organizations to file annual financial reports with the state, dealing a major blow to lawmakers who had said they wanted to make churches and other religious groups more accountable to the public. (Full article: 980 words)

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