Remember back in 2010 during Obama’s presidency when the IRS denied nonprofit status to Tea Party groups?
Something similar is happening right now, on Joe Biden’s watch.
A Christian group was just denied nonprofit status by the IRS. The reason? The Bible is allegedly too affiliated with the Republican party. This is tyranny and it’s un-American.
Breitbart News reports:
IRS Denies Christian Non-Profit Tax-Exempt Status: ‘Bible’s Teachings Affiliated with Republican Party’
A Christian non-profit is challenging the Internal Revenue Service after the agency denied them tax-exempt status saying “the Bible’s teachings are typically affiliated with the Republican Party and candidates.”
Christians Engaged describes itself as educational, Christian, and non-partisan, and operates out of Garland, Texas. Its three main goals, as described by the non-profit, include:
To awaken, motivate, and empower ordinary believers in Jesus Christ to: pray for our nation and our elected officials regularly, vote in every election to impact our culture, and engage our hearts in some forms of political education or activism for the furtherance of our nation.
The non-profit works to show Christians how to “civically engage as part of their religious practice” but does not promote specific parties or candidates or earn money for political causes, according to the organization’s appeal letter to the IRS.
The non-profit first applied to become a 501 (c)(3) in late 2019. They received a rejection letter on May 18, 2021, from Exempt Organizations Director Stephen A. Martin saying the group “engage[s] in prohibited political campaign intervention” and “operate[s] for a substantial non-exempt private purpose and for the private interests of the [Republican] party.”
This is completely unfair and frankly insane.
“The IRS argued Christians Engaged is not eligible for 501(c)(3) status in a letter because it educates Christians on “bible teachings…typically affiliated with the [Republican] party and candidates.” Did the IRS rehire Lois Lerner?? #IRSPoliticized https://t.co/4tOjVt7BcF
— texasgirl (@1929home) June 16, 2021
FIGHT BACK! 👊🏾 Christian non-profit to challenge IRS decision to deny tax exemption, call Bible tool of right: “The IRS violated its own regulations in denying tax exempt status because Christians Engaged teaches biblical values.” Just The News https://t.co/lUMuGMZuGJ
— TheCyberChick (@warriors_mom) June 21, 2021
This group should fight to the end for their rights.