The Internal Revenue Service has been asked to investigate James Manning, the pastor of Atlah World Missionary Church in Harlem, and the church's tax-exempt status after Manning repeatedly attacked Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., from the pulpit.

Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, a group that monitors the political activities of churches, wrote to the IRS's Exempt Organizations Division complaining of Manning's remarks and enclosed a DVD with videos culled from YouTube of sermons exhorting his congregation to beware of the senator.

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