Yesterday, I noted that North Carolina Republican Representative Walter Jones had introduced legislation (H.R. 153) that would let churches start entering political campaigns without losing their special tax-exempt status. Jones terms it a “free speech” issue.
Today, I learned that Rep. Jones is a sponsor of legislation that would make it possible to toss protesters […]
The IRS makes it very clear: Under law, if churches choose (like any other non-profit organization) to file for tax-exempt status, then exchange for tax-exempt status they must agree to these terms:
Under the Internal Revenue Code, all IRC section 501(c)(3) organizations, including churches and religious organizations, are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating […]