According to a recent report, a top Internal Revenue Service official told a Christian group that “Bible teachings are typically affiliated” with the Republican Party to deny it tax-exempt status. 

Life News reports:

The Texas-based Christians Engaged filed an appeal on Wednesday to the IRS’ denial, objecting to the tax agency’s assertion that it is partisan.

In a May 18 denial letter, IRS Exempt Organizations Director Stephen A. Martin said Christians Engaged is involved in “prohibited political campaign intervention” and “operate[s] for a substantial non-exempt private purpose and for the private interests of the [Republican Party].”

A “legend” at the top of the letter shows nine letters of the alphabet being used as shorthand to represent something. In this letter’s example, oddly, “D” represented “Republican.”

“Specifically, you educate Christians on what the Bible says in areas where they can be instrumental, including the areas of sanctity of life, the definition of marriage, biblical justice, freedom of speech, defense, and borders and immigration, U.S. and Israel relations,” Martin wrote. “The Bible teachings are typically affiliated with the D party and candidates. This disqualifies you from exemption under lRS Section 50I(c)(3).”

Christians Engaged first applied for tax-exempt status in late 2019. First Liberty Institute, a religious freedom public interest law firm, is representing the Christian group in its appeal.

“We just want to encourage more people to vote and participate in the political process,” Christians Engaged President Bunni Pounds said in a statement. “How can anyone be against that?”

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Robert Hedges
Robert Hedges
3 months ago

Apparently, in the IRS eyes, if you believe in any power greater than government, you must be a Republican because you certainly couldn’t be a Democrat.

Herbert G. Chapman
Herbert G. Chapman
3 months ago

That is good for the Christian Group as they will not have to teach according to the U.S. Government. Keep them out of your Group and teach what you want. Ir toy do jump through the loops read the fine print !

John Wood
John Wood
3 months ago

This once great nation is slowly slipping into massive insanity.

Crystal
Crystal
3 months ago
Reply to  John Wood

And that’s what happens when you turn your back on God’s wisdom and decide that Man’s is better!

Jojodmonkey
Jojodmonkey
3 months ago

“Bible teachings are typically affiliated” with the Republican Party”? Well yeah it is the party of God’s people, the children of the light at present, where as the corrupt satanic Nazi democrats are Luciferian demons!

Ron
Ron
3 months ago
Reply to  Jojodmonkey

What better side to be on than the side of GOD. If believing in christian teachings and living a Christ like live is wrong……then this Great Country is in a lot worse shape than I thought.
People of Faith need to unite to stop those who stand in the way of the Freedoms guaranteed under our Constitution.

jawad
jawad
3 months ago
Reply to  Jojodmonkey

DEMONcrats. ‘Demonocracy’ – Rulership of / by demons.

jawad
jawad
3 months ago

THE Soviets turned their backs on God decades ago. THe principles of their society swiftly decayed and collapsed. Once upon a time a Russian repairman came to fix my appliance. I asked him if he found life in America better than life in Moscow. He replied: ‘Not better. More peaceful. In Moscow every other person is a GANGSTER.’ You see?