Are Exemptions Given to Religious Groups Just?

Those who observe United States Supreme Court decisions on “church and state” are dealing with what many call the most important “religious liberty” case in decades, at least since the 1940s. Like so many cases, this one had a parochial start....

IRS Probes Political Activity by Non-Profits

An Internal Revenue Service investigation into political activity by tax-exempt organizations found “a disturbing amount of political intervention” in the last presidential election, according to report released Friday. Prompted by an increase of...

To Be or Not to Be Tax Exempt

All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, Calif., is in hot water with the IRS. On Oct. 31, 2004—the Sunday before Election Day last year, the former rector of the church, Rev. George F. Regas, preached a vigorous anti-war sermon. During the sermon Rev. Regas asked...

IRS Targets Church for Antiwar Sermon

The Bible says “Blessed are the peacemakers.” But according to the IRS, they may not be tax-exempt. Rector Edwin Bacon of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday told congregants that the Internal Revenue Service had written a letter...