Why It’s Time for Churches to Give Up Their 501(c)3 Tax-Exempt Status

Mark Oppenheimer of Time wrote a piece that’s caused great consternation among conservatives regarding churches giving up their 501(c)3 tax-exempt status. In the piece, he argues: “Rather than try to rescue tax-exempt status for organizations that dissent from settled public policy on matters of race or sexuality, we need to take a more radical step. It’s time to abolish, or greatly diminish, their tax-exempt statuses… …And many churches and synagogues sit on exceedingly valuable tracts of Read more […]

Government to Use IRS to Gag Churches

There are ways the tax code can be used to gag churches despite the First Amendment. “I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means – except by getting off his back.” – Leo Tolstoy It’s been said that the path to hell is paved with good intentions. Well, those allegedly good intentions are rarely that. Most of the time, the stones on the path to hell are markers drenched in Read more […]

Houston Pastors Ordered: Hand Over Sermons

City officials subpoena sermons from Houston pastors in fight over pro-transgender ordinance. “There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” – Charles de Montesquieu The first amendment is invoked so frequently that I think we sometimes forget just how important it is. The first amendment is the concrete wall that separates us from tyranny; it is the man with the gun, protecting us from the wolves of government. A great many people Read more […]

Obama Bans Military Personnel from Entering Churches but Approves of Marching in Gay Parades

The children at Bible Baptist Church in Carthage, Missouri wanted to honor the members of the local National Guard unit for protecting their religious freedoms. They planned a celebration and invited the National Guard who were pleased to accept the invitation. Everyone gathered at the church and the kids excitedly awaited the arrival of the National Guard. But they never showed. Just moments before they were to arrive, the National Guard regretfully told Pastor Kent Hogan: “[I]f the National Read more […]