Monday, May 17, 2010

More schools abuse tax-exempt status

With a taxpayer-funded bailout for rich private schools in New Jersey looming, it's been revealed that some Catholic schools in that state have been forcing students to attend legislative meetings in favor of the bill (which might as well be a Tea Party gathering).

Um. Did you know that the IRS forbids religious bodies that have a tax-exempt status from getting involved in politics like this? Tax-exempt churches can take moral stands - but not political stances, unless they want to lose their tax-exempt status. Churches can be as political as they want, but they can't get an IRS exemption for it.

The IRS might be interested to know about what some church-run schools in the Garden State have been doing.

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