Defending churches: ADF challenges government assaults on religious freedom

Will the IRS ban on pulpit politics ever make it to court?

“Is Alliance Defending Freedom the next Hobby Lobby?”

More than 1,800 pastors want to talk politics from the pulpit

More than 1,800 pastors advocate for political speech rights in church

Over 1,800 pastors united for ‘Pulpit Freedom Sunday,’ stands against IRS monitoring

Over 1,800 pastors take part in Pulpit Freedom Sunday

Pulpit Freedom participation exceeds 1,800 pastors, continues through Election Day

2014 Why 1,500 pastors intentionally violated the law on Sunday

Pastors weigh politics in the pulpit

1,500 pastors defy IRS ban on preaching politics

Preaching politics, pastors defy ban

Pastors to stand for Pulpit Freedom this weekend

Increasingly, religious ‘nones’ support pastors preaching politics on Pulpit Freedom Sunday

Pulpit Freedom Sunday vs. IRS

NH Supreme Court unanimously rejects challenge to school choice program

IRS agrees to monitor churches for electioneering

Arizona church facing foreclosure raises $68,000 to stay open

Ariz. church threatened with unjust foreclosure raises $68,000 to keep doors open

You heard, you responded – And a church is saved

Ariz. closes church for unpaid taxes despite exemption

Arizona County shutting church down for money Arizona says it doesn’t owe

Church raises funds, but not enough, to fend off foreclosure

‘Illegal Tax Bill’ could shut down Arizona church

Ariz. county forcing closure of church that helps homeless

Bill would eliminate constitutional problems with parsonage allowance

Churches are tax-exempt for a reason, aren’t they?

IRS revokes tax exempt status for Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty

St. Joseph Medical Center could lose religious tax-exempt status

Blood Money: abortion is a tax-deductible “medical expense” | Live Action News

N.H. education tax credit challenge draws national interest | AP

NH Supreme Court to hear education tax case

Missouri court denies TRO to prevent same-sex couples’ joint tax filings

IRS guidance on qualified retirement plans and same-sex spouses

Investigative report criticizes IRS classifying televangelists as churches

Reihan Salaam: Tax the childless

    Reihan Salaam at Slate: “By shifting the tax burden from parents to nonparents, we will help give America’s children a better start in life, and we will help correct a simple injustice. We all benefit from the work of parents. Each new generation reinvigorates our society with its youthful vim and vigor. . . . The U.S. Department of Agriculture has found that raising a child born in 2012 will cost a middle-income family a cumulative total of $301,970 over 18 years.”


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Newark Archdiocese fails to pay state taxes in for-profit headstone, mausoleum business

Conservative group claims harm from Missouri same-sex couples filing joint tax returns

Are you ready to pay the Hobby Lobby poll tax?

NY: Church-backed education tax credit gains support

IN: Porter County revokes religious exemption on $1.1 million site

IRS issues non-profit sample questions

UK punishes single-earner families, tax report finds

Law Review: Religious Americans substantially excluded from the political process

Lee and Rubio working on new “pro-growth, pro-family” tax reform plan

    The Weekly Standard: “The Tax Policy Center, a project of the liberal-leaning Urban Institute and Brookings Institution, released a new analysis this week of Senator Mike Lee’s family-friendly tax reform plan. According to TPC, the Utah Republican’s plan would reduce federal revenues by $2.4 trillion over 10 years, a much larger reduction than suggested by initial estimates.”


  • Posted: 03/07/2014
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Sasha Volokh: North Carolina judge strikes down vouchers

Indiana Senate bill clarifies same-sex tax filing language

UK: Church organists could become endangered species after tax shake-up, clergy warn

Arizona House approves religious tax breaks

Supreme Court: AZ can’t strip Planned Parenthood of Medicaid funding

Supreme Court ruling sides with Planned Parenthood | Arizona Daily Star

US Supreme Court declines to hear lawsuit over taxpayer funding of abortions in Ariz.

The First Amendment and the Parsonage Allowance | Tax Notes

NC: Judge blocks law allowing use of tax money for tuition at private or religious schools

Idaho rep resurrects religious school tax credit bill

Utah bill would let residents support marriage amendment on tax form

Justice Department to appeal clergy tax ruling

SC: Bill would allow same-sex couples to file joint tax returns

UK: Charity Commission U-turns over Exclusive Brethren case

“Colorado bill would recognize gay marriage in taxes only”

In the Spirit: Where was all the support for clergy when lawsuit was filed? | Wisconsin State Journal

“Gay Couples Sue to Overturn Kansas Tax Filing Policy”

“Bill would allow same-sex couples to file joint OH return”

Joel Osteen ‘Doesn’t Believe’ Churches Should Shun Politics, Says Brother-In-Law | Christian Post

IRS Issues Guidance On Employee Benefit Plans For Same-Sex Couples

Obama IRS Tightening Noose On Tea Party Groups

Sessions: Ryan-Murray Budget ‘Undermines’ Ability Of Senators To ‘Block Tax Increases’

Will IRS Crack Down on Church Politicking? | Sarah Posner at Religion Dispatches