Remove Tax Exempt Status of ANY Church Involved in Politics NOW & Retroactively
  • Petitioned The United States Govt. and The Internal Revenue Service

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Tax Payers fed up with abuse of the Tax Code by Tax Exempt Churches
The United States Govt. and The Internal Revenue Service

Remove Tax Exempt Status of ANY Church Involved in Politics NOW & Retroactively

    1. Jason Rosselot
    2. Petition by

      Jason Rosselot

      Weddington, NC

To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, I.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.

There is supposed to be a clear separation from Church and State and the tax exempt status of churches who are involved in politics is a clear violation of their tax exempt status. They have repeatedly involved themselves in government politics by preaching politics from the pulpit. Sending letters to members of the church asking them to vote a certain way on issues. Its time to put a stop to this ever increasing issue. Its in black & white in The Tax Code and it is very clear on this particular issue. If anyone else business or individual violated the Tax Code the IRS would immediately take action and its time they do so for these churches who are committing TAX FRAUD by claiming exempt status when clearly they are "Action Groups" involving themselves in influencing legislation.

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    • Collin Singh LA HABRA, CA
      • 9 months ago

      Because according to a study done by University of Tampa Professor Ryan T. Cragun, there is approximately $71 billion given to churches annually. Just imagine how quickly America could fix itself with that much more money every year... It's a no brainer.

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    • Nancy Geiser LAVERGNE, TN
      • 10 months ago

      I am an anti-theist. It is time for myths from the past to be put to rest.

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    • Robert Kalb GOLDENROD, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      It is 2013. It's time to phase out such primitive, barbaric beliefs from the world altogether. The only thing that the church does is spread lies and hatred. Removing their tax exemption is the first logical step in doing away with religion altogether.

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    • Dan Hankin BOULDER, CO
      • over 1 year ago

      Two examples: The Catholic church's continuing legacy of sexual abuse and the Hillsboro Baptist Church who display "God hates fags" signs at military funerals. I am paying taxes to make up for the taxes those creeps don't pay.

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    • BILL WARD MILWAUKEE, WI
      • over 1 year ago

      Any unearned deduction, for any individual or corporation increases the burden on everyone else, unlawfully and unfairly.

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