Are We Witnessing the End of the Church’s Tax-Exempt Status?

For all the talk of separation of church and state, it seems most people don’t understand that concept cuts both ways. Most people think it means that the church should have no influence on the state, not vice versa. And in the wake of the same-sex marriage ruling, some commentators are calling for the end of the church’s tax-exempt status: Defenders of tax exemptions and deductions argue that if we got rid of them charitable giving would drop. It surely would, although how much, we can’t Read more […]

Should Any Political Group Be Granted Tax-Exempt Status?

While the US government continues to argue over legal versus ethical transgressions at long overdue oversight committee hearings, the American public is losing sight of the fact that tax exempting politically active groups—all groups—needs to end. Our nation is being suffocated by not-for-profit candidate and issue advocacy groups and US elections continue to be purchased rather than earned. If anyone wishes to advocate for legislation or a candidate’s position, paying taxes, however distasteful, Read more […]