LTRJ Note: The following is posted for informational and research purposes. For many years, Lighthouse Trails has been concerned that the 501 (c) 3 “non profit” status that most churches and Christian organizations hold would eventually restrict the free dissemination of truth and biblical values. The article below is a strong indicator that we are on the brink of this happening to a greater capacity.
By Mark Tapscott
The Epoch Times
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. . . .
“The IRS states in an official letter that Biblical values are exclusively Republican. That might be news to President Joe Biden, who is often described as basing his political ideology on his religious beliefs,” First Liberty Institute counsel Lea Patterson said in the statement. Click here to continue reading.