House Provision Permitting Political Churches Moves Forward

House Provision Permitting Political Churches Moves Forward

Printer-friendly version

The exception’s timeframe would do little to prevent groups from popping up as churches shortly prior to an election, engaging in political activity, and walking away scot free, according to Thompson. This is because churches — a term that Thompson says applies to all houses of worship — are automatically exempt. They need not seek IRS approval.

“They can pop up. You can do your bad deeds and you can disappear,” Thompson said. “And people donating, most likely, will get a tax deduction.”

The National Council of Nonprofits, along with the Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, and National Human Services Assembly, issued a joint statement in opposition of the committee’s choice not to further consider the amendments late Monday. The statement highlights petitions and other opposition members of the religious and larger nonprofit communities have had to any sort of repeal of the Johnson Amendment.

Source Name: 
The NonProfit Times
Find Your State Association of Nonprofits

Find Your State Association of Nonprofits

Connect with local resources and expertise

Find

Connect With Us

1. Sign up for updates

Stay up-to-date with the latest nonprofit resources and trends by subscribing to our free e-newsletters.

2. Follow us on social media