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In a roundabout way, the Infernal Revenue Service has declared God to be a Republican. Have a look:
An IRS official denied tax-exempt status to a Texas group that encourages church members to pray for state and national leaders regardless of their party affiliation because it benefits “the private interests of the [Republican] Party.”
Martin [the IRS official] also noted that the group’s activities “educate believers on national issues that are central to their belief in the Bible as the inerrant Word of God,” Martin explained.
“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,” he said.
“The Bible teachings are typically affiliated with the D party [the reference given to the Republican party] and candidates. This disqualifies you from exemption under IRS Section 501(c)(3),” he said.
So there you have it, the twisted logic behind the rejection of the tax exemption. The Word of God lines up with the values of the Republican Party, therefore promoting Biblical values is practicing politics. If the IRS decides they can apply this logic to churches in general, there’s gonna be big trouble ahead…Published in