Skip to main content

View Diary: It's Time to Tax The Churches (72 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Sort of (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    JamesGG

    It's clear that the requirements of Section 501(c)(3) apply to churches, even if those requirements violate sincerely held religious beliefs.  Thus Bob Jones University loses its tax exempt status for racially discrimintory policies, even if those racially discriminatory policies are religious beliefs that are otherwise protected under the First Amendment, because a Section 501(c)(3) organization may not violate established public policy as a requirement of exemption.

    There are some other cases that specifically say that church exemption is not a matter of right, but of legislative grace.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site