U.S. bishops oppose President Trump on border wall and illegal immigrants

We have been told what happened to the first Tower of Babel and its builders, are we dumbed down enough to try it again?

Fellowship of the Minds

The federal tax exemption privilege accorded to churches, including the Catholic Church, began in 1894, but they had been unofficially tax-exempt since the country’s founding. All 50 US states and the District of Columbia exempt churches from paying income and property taxes. Donations to churches are tax-deductible.

But the tax exemption of churches is contingent on one thing.

A law in 1954, the Johnson Amendment, bans political campaigning by all tax-exempt groups, including churches. From IRS.gov:

The Restriction of Political Campaign Intervention by Section 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations

Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in…

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