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  • Trump thinks Scientology should lose its tax-exempt status

    11/09/2017 8:20:52 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 137 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 9, 2017 | John Bowden
    President Trump has thrown his support behind removing the Church of Scientology's tax-exempt status, according to a HuffPost report. Twitter messages from a Trump family friend and top official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) claimed that Trump and his family "couldn't agree more" that the church should lose its tax-exempt status. "From The moment I saw your series I told President Trump & his family we needed to revoke their tax exempt status. They couldn’t agree more, but please don’t publicize that yet," Lynne Patton wrote to actress Leah Remini in the messages obtained by HuffPost....
  • Book Exposes IRS 501c3 Church Scam

    04/17/2017 8:06:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/17/17 | Rev. Austin Miles
    If you have a ministry and a church you are automatically tax exempt. This book shows you how to cut through the road blocks and simply claim it The Communist-George Soros Democrats running the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have managed to bully churches into becoming partners with them by the creation of the 501c3 (Not-for-Profit) status. This action pushed churches to incorporate themselves as franchises of the United States in order to avoid taxes they never owed in the first place. Don’t forget that last sentence. According to an informative book; Things You Need to Know about Non-profits-Making Sense of...
  • IRS denies tea party groups after long wait for decision on tax-exempt status (7 Yrs)

    11/14/2016 6:22:50 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 12 replies
    washington times ^ | 11/14/16 | Stephen Dinan
    Nearly seven years after it applied to the IRS for nonprofit status, the Albuquerque Tea Party has finally been given a decision: Denied. The tax agency, under orders from a federal judge, is belatedly tackling the remaining tea party cases that it delayed for years, and so far the tea party isn’t doing well. Only one of the three groups in the case was approved, and the other two, including Albuquerque, got notices of proposed denials last week. The applicants will have a chance to appeal, but the denials aren’t sitting well with the groups, whose attorney said it’s more...
  • Liberals & LGBT Activists Set Sights On Christian Churches To Remove Tax Exempt Status

    07/12/2015 4:29:16 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 69 replies
    Outcast Radio ^ | 7/12/2015 | Alex Thomas
    In the weeks since the historic Supreme Court ruling that recognized same-sex marriage as a “fundamental right” many leftist commentators and LGBT activists have turned their sights on Christians. From attacks on bakery owners who refused to bake cakes for same-sex weddings to daily attacks on all things Christianity, the hard left has made it clear that they are far from done with their “culture war” and will not be happy until anyone that disagrees with them is completely silenced. Now, in what can be described as the opening silo in another round of the war on Christianity, LGBT activist...
  • Obergefell v. Hodges and Tax Exemption for Churches

    07/01/2015 7:52:04 AM PDT · by rhema · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2015 | Lee Cary
    The Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage settled little. It merely launched a bigger struggle over the definition of marriage. Now, resistance to Obergefell v. Hodges will join Roe v. Wade in becoming another, long-tailed comet moving across the socio-political skies of America. A third, landmark Supreme Court initiative waits over the horizon. It will involve the 2nd Amendment. Perhaps not soon, but coming. Following Obergefell v. Hodges, much discussion now centers on the potential loss of tax-exempt status to churches that resist. Same-sex marriage zealots will look for opportunities to cement the Court’s decision by forcing churches, through the...
  • Tax-Exempt Status of Churches Imperiled

    06/29/2015 1:36:51 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 28 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | June 29, 2015 | William Donohue
    There aren’t enough homosexuals to wage war on religious institutions—they comprise only 1.6 percent of the population—but they have plenty of support among elites. From Wall Street to Wal-Mart, the corporate elite has gone lavender, embracing the gay-rights movement with as much gusto as exercised by elites in education, the arts, the entertainment industry, and the media. Will they now take the next step and attempt to shut down the churches? Anyone who thinks that radical activists will stop with gay marriage is ignorant: The big prize has always been to force the churches to fall in line. Consider Mark...
  • It Begins: New Calls To Strip Churches of Tax Exempt Status After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

    06/29/2015 5:02:53 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 103 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/29/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    For years conservatives and proponents of religious liberty in America have warned that if same-sex marriage became legal, the left would then pursue revoking the tax exempt status for religious institutions, particularly Christian churches, around the country. Just days after the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that gay marriage is a constitutional right, progressive activists like Mark Oppenheimer of the New York Times are calling for tax exempt statutes to be stripped. The Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage makes it clearer than ever that the government shouldn't be subsidizing religion and non-profits. Rather than try to rescue...
  • Not News: Obama Admin Admits Tax-Exempt Status of Churches at Stake in Supremes' Gay 'Marriage Case

    06/28/2015 9:13:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 06/28/2015 | By Tom Blumer
    Add the following to the "you will be made to care" stories Erick Erickson at RedState began to recognize several years ago. Those who think that legalizing same-sex "marriage" won't affect them should have received a wake-up call on Tuesday during arguments at the Supreme Court over inventing a constitutional right for two people of the same sex to have such an arrangement. Most of them didn't get it, because, with only one exception I could find, the establishment press covering the proceedings perfectly understood the gravity of the discussion and its implications — and refused to report it, because...
  • AARP: The Bigger they are, the Harder they Fall

    06/08/2015 1:18:58 PM PDT · by Rona Badger · 39 replies
    The American Medical Money Machine ^ | June 8, 2015 | James R. Goldberg
    Why are people still joining AARP? Their name has crept into our national vocabulary. This is no accident. It baffles the mind how their massive propaganda machine has brainwashed America’s senior masses (eligibility age now dropped to 50!) into forking over their hard earned—and retirement—money to one of America’s biggest public “charities” whose primary beneficiaries are themselves. We plan to peel back as many of these layers of disguise as we possibly can. Our intent is to expose a skillful scheme which is decades old and stronger than ever today. AARP is a sophisticated organization with billions in total assets....
  • Why does Media Matters deserve tax exempt status when they're cheerleaders for Hillary?

    03/15/2015 5:15:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/15/2015 | Rick Moran
    Last week, the Democratic party website Media Matters hired long time Clinton family friend and advisor James Carville to write for the site. This is just the latest in a series of moves made by the Democratic party organ to boost the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. But, as the Washington Examiner points out, Media Matters is a tax exempt organization, prohibited by law from engaging in political activity. The site is run by another Clinton confidante, David Brock, and the website hasn't been shy about defending Mrs. Clinton in this latest scandal over her emails. Media Matters has published...
  • IRS Goes After Nonprofit Hospitals On Asking Customers To Pay Bills

    12/30/2014 12:27:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 29, 2014 | Sarah Hurtubise
    The Obama administration announced new rules under Obamacare on Monday that target nonprofit hospitals’ efforts to get paid by their patients.Nonprofit hospitals, which serve a charitable purpose and are often religiously affiliated, will now be subject to strict rules on when and how they can collect payments from customers, thanks to regulations included in the health-care law. As a condition of their tax-exempt status, these hospitals must “take an active role in improving the health of the communities they serve,” Treasury Department deputy assistant secretary for tax policy Emily McMahon wrote in a blog post Monday. Under the new IRS...
  • Lois Lerner Caught Granting Muslim Brotherhood front groups Tax Exempt status as far back....

    06/24/2014 4:41:19 PM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    Patriot Action ^ | 6/24/14 | Bill Bissell or Shoebat Foundation???
    "Lois Lerner Caught Granting Muslim Brotherhood front groups Tax Exempt status as far back as BUSH ADMINISTRATION" One of the reasons Republicans like Rep. Mike Kelly from Pennsylvania won’t come forward with the truth about Malik Obama’s tax exempt status and Lois Lerner’s role in it likely has to do with what she was permitted to do when a Republican president was in office. Calling attention to Lerner’s signature being at the bottom of the Barack H. Obama Foundation’s (BHOF) approval letter is certain to cause the Republican Party headaches over its complicity in taking the country to where it...
  • IRS chief set to redraft proposed rule for tax-exempt groups after backlash (Trust them?)

    04/14/2014 7:06:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/14/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    First, an entirely and uncharacteristically reasonable reaction from the IRS on its proposed new rules governing 501(c)s, a classification of tax exempt groups that was the area of improper targeting of Tea Party activists. When Democrats realized the best way to deal with personnel abusing tax law was to create more tax law for them to abuse, the IRS went to work on more specific ways to crack down on social welfare groups. Their proposed rule caused backlash from both conservatives and liberal activists: The Internal Revenue Service is prepared to rewrite a proposed rule regulating the political activities of...
  • Justice Department denies Cruz request for IRS special investigator

    03/20/2014 12:48:38 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/20/2014 | William T. Brown
    <p>A request by Sen. Ted Cruz to have a special prosecutor appointed to probe allegations the Internal Revenue Service has been targeting conservative groups was denied by the Department of Justice.</p> <p>The IRS has been accused of targeting conservative groups and denying them tax-exempt status based on political views.</p>
  • The IRS Scandal: Deliberate and Partisan

    03/13/2014 11:01:03 AM PDT · by Moseley · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 13, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    We now know that Obama Administration actions were intentional and partisan when the Internal Revenue Service targeted, harmed, and intimidated conservative and tea party organizations. Keep in mind the timetable while reading this – that the plot against conservatives inside the IRS was gearing up in March 2010 and in full force in September 2010, according to recently released Lois Lerner emails. Also keep in mind that Lois Lerner previously worked enforcement at the Federal Election Commission. The Obama Administration offered excuses that disparate treatment of conservatives was a result of confusion or accidental mishandling by lower-level staff. Yet these...
  • IRS moves to limit tax-exempt groups after targeting scandal

    11/29/2013 8:19:57 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 27, 2013 | cited AP contributed to content
    The Obama administration launched an attempt Tuesday to limit the same class of politically active non-profit groups the IRS was accused of targeting last summer. Under the proposed new rules, organizations that fall under the tax-exempt 501(c)(4) umbrella would also be more clearly identified during campaigns. The new guidance would curtail activities such as running ads, distributing campaign literature and other get-out-the-vote initiatives. The groups in question are able to raise millions of dollars to influence elections. Smaller organizations that are similarly classified were the subject of unfair targeting practices earlier this year by IRS employees, leading to the eventual...
  • IRS pushes to rein in tax-exempt political groups

    11/26/2013 8:04:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/26/1 | Andrew Taylor - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration Tuesday launched a bid to rein in the use of tax-exempt groups for political campaigning. The effort is an attempt to reduce the role of loosely regulated big-money political outfits like GOP political guru Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS and the pro-Obama Priorities USA. The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department said they want to prohibit such groups from using "candidate-related political activity" like running ads, registering voters or distributing campaign literature as activities that qualify them to be tax-exempt "social welfare" organizations. The agencies say there will be a lengthy comment period before...
  • Obama’s Tax Thugs

    10/20/2013 7:30:41 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 10/20/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Recently Mortimer Caplin announced his retirement at the age of 96. Caplin may have been the only IRS chief to appear on the cover of Time Magazine back when he was targeting JFK’s political enemies with audits as part of Kennedy’s “Ideological Organizations Project.” “I remember that the president made a speech and I got a call from the White House again,” Caplin would later write. “The right-wing organizations were believed to be overstepping their tax-exemption bounds.
  • Three years later, TheTeaParty.net finally gets IRS tax-exempt OK

    10/02/2013 5:12:34 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 2, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    One of the groups at the center of the IRS scandal has finally received its tax-exempt status after a three-year delay prompted by a politically driven move to block Tea Party and other conservative groups, many that slammed the president during his re-election, from winning the special status.
  • California bill targets tax-exempt status for ‘discriminatory’ youth groups

    08/26/2013 9:30:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/26/13 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    A California bill that could strip tax-exempt status from the Boy Scouts of America and other “discriminatory” nonprofit youth-serving groups could come up for a final vote this week. The first-of-its-kind bill, SB 323, passed the California Senate and sailed through Assembly committees to a floor vote, possibly this week. But opponents are taking heart that there might not be enough votes in the state Assembly to pass the bill. The chamber did not consider the bill in its Monday session, but may take it up when it convenes Friday. The bill, introduced by State Sen. Ricardo Lara, names the