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FRIDAY, AUG 20, 2010  |  2 comments
Judge Denies Online Religious Group’s Bid for Church Status
God may be listening, but the IRS isn’t — or at least, not if you’re preaching online.

The federal tax agency won a victory Monday for its decision not to grant church status to a religious organization that primarily conducts its worship services via radio and internet, reports the National Law Journal.

Why would it matter? Becasue non-church non-profits are subject to greater regulatory scrutiny and oversight than are churches.

The Foundation of Human Understanding, “based upon Judeo-Christian beliefs and the doctrine and teachings of its founder,” Roy Masters, had appealed the IRS classification to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where a three-judge panel waded into the murky waters of church classification precedent. ...


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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Wow, Scott, still another comment I will agree with! Benny was begging for money, was it because of his divorce?

Wife of televangelist Benny Hinn files for divorce

I see a U.S. Senator Grassley from our neighboring state of Iowa is looking into 6 of these televangelists. It seems like the investigation has been going on for quite awhile, I wonder if anything will come of it?

I'm glad the government is drawing a line, albeit a faint one, somewhere!

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Scott McMahan | Internet  Protected NameFind all comments by Scott McMahan
What is journalism coming too? The organization's name is mentioned in the FOURTH paragraph of the article?

Anyway, if Benny Hinn can be tax exempt, are there any standards at all? I mean, how could anyone be denied tax-exempt status if Hinn gets it?

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