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Friday, June 18, 2021

IRS Denies Tax Exemption to Texas Religious Group Because Prayer, Bible Reading Boost the Republican Party

 An IRS official denied tax-exempt status to a Texas group that encourages church members to pray for state and national leaders, regardless of their party affiliation, because it benefits “the private interests of the [Republican] Party.”

“You do not qualify as an organization described in IRS Section 501(c)(3). You engage in prohibited political campaign intervention,” wrote Stephen A. Martin, director of the IRS Office of Exempt Organizations Rulings and Agreements, in a May 18 letter (pdf) to Christians Engaged, the Garland, Texas-based prayer group recognized by Texas officials as tax-exempt.

According to the IRS, promoting Christian values is now Republican propaganda. 

1 comment:

thisishabitforming said...

Yes, as I was told, the National Day of Prayer is a Republican event and that is why the main line churches shun the day. For me the National Day of Prayer is about praying for the nation, to these folks the day defines participants as advocates of Donald Trump. Never mind that he was the most pro God, pro life, pro America president we have seen in a long long time. These folks would rather sidle up to the Biden Crime Family than the Trump family.