Washington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is poised to start targeting churches. The IRS is reportedly bowing to the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), settling a lawsuit after the IRS promised to monitor churches for politicking. The settlement is being held up by Father Patrick Malone and Holy Cross Anglican Church, which filed an opposition to the motion to dismiss without prejudice. If FFRF dismisses the lawsuit without prejudice, the atheist organization can renew the lawsuit if the group deems the IRS is not targeting churches.
“Churches are tax-exempt inherently from the moment of creation,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Churches do not need a letter from the IRS to be tax-exempt.”
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