Family Research Council President and alleged white supremacist Tony Perkins had some choice words for the Internal Revenue Service in a recent press release where he basically dared the IRS to take away his hate groups 501c non-profit status. (Which by all rights they shouldn’t have anyway.)
“Some Americans could use a sermon on politics — and yesterday, they got one! More than 1,400 pastors joined Pulpit Freedom Sunday, challenging the IRS’s rules on what churches can and can’t say about elections. The project, part of Alliance Defending Freedom’s outreach, was first introduced to FRC’s pastors network in 2008. Since then, the number of churches involved has absolutely exploded, making yesterday’s event the most successful yet. ADF launched the initiative in hopes of challenging a 1954 tax code called the Johnson Amendment, which bans tax-exempt organizations from making political endorsements. ‘The purpose is to make sure that the pastor and not the IRS decides what is said from the pulpit,’ said ADF’s Erik Stanley. If the IRS does take action on the thousands of recorded sermons that will be flooding its offices from yesterday, one thing’s for sure. ADF will be ready!” – Tony Perkins
Its well past time for the IRS to send out tax notices to Tony Perkins and the FRC and alos to those 1399 other churches whose pastors are defiantly breaking the law, and preaching political directives to their sheeple.
Thanks for bring this to light Tony. I will make sure to forward this to the proper authorities.