Maine church’s tax dilemma may lead to new law | Alliance Defending Freedom

ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM NEWS RELEASE
May 6, 2013 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Maine church’s tax dilemma may lead to new law

Lawsuit prompts town to issue tax exemption,
legislation proposed to end discrimination against churches

 

ROCKLAND, Maine — A Maine church’s ordeal in court may lead to a modification in state law that will help end inequities between how churches and non-church charities are treated in property taxation matters.

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed suit against the town of Rockland on behalf of Aldersgate United Methodist Church last year. After a cumbersome resolution process, the lawsuit resulted in a property tax exemption for the church’s parking lot and parsonage Thursday.

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Case Name: Aldersgate United Methodist Church v. City of Rockland

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