The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is filing a lawsuit against the federal government, alleging that a law that allows pastors to receive tax exemptions is unconstitutional.
According to Charisma News, the FFRF is challenging the so-called âclergy housing allowanceâ which allows pastors to take tax exemptions for housing expenses their churches cover.
The FFRFâs leaders, Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker--who are married--are suing the federal government because they allege this part of the tax code is unfair to leaders of non-religious nonprofits.
âFFRF is asking the court to rule the provision unconstitutional because it provides preferential and discriminatory tax benefits to ministers of the gospel. The section "directly benefits ministers and churches, most significantly by lowering a minister's tax burden, while discriminating against the individual plaintiffs, who as the ...