Category Archives: Church Electioneering
RELIGIOUS LOOTING: “Compassionate Christianity”
CHURCH ELECTIONEERING: FFRF Sues the IRS for Not Going After Politically-Active Churches
We’ve known for a while now that when churches make political statements from the pulpit — like on “Pulpit Freedom Sunday” — the IRS hasn’t been pursuing them for violations of their tax-exempt status as they should be.
The reason? Because no one at the IRS is in charge of the issue.
Now, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is suing the IRS (PDF) for not doing their job. (How’s that forpayback?)
The most jaw-dropping part of FFRF’s lawsuit has to be this:
The preferential tax-exemption that churches and other religious organizations obtain, despite noncompliance with electioneering restrictions, amounts to more than $100,000,000,000 annually in tax-free contributions made to churches and religious organizations in the United States.
h/t: Planet Atheism
- Opinion: Churches Shouldn’t Be The Next Super PACs (boston.cbslocal.com)