Does anyone really think hard line conservative faith groups, and their influential religious leaders, would embrace such common sense steps, and willingly give up their power and authority to sanction civil marriage?
It appears that officials at the IRS can't get motivated to work resolving an actual problem and are instead spending time embroiling themselves in embarrassing scandals. Perhaps it's time to bring in some people who not only understand the law but are willing to enforce it.
In recent days NARTH's office has been telling potential donors that the IRS notice is a mistake. However, NARTH has not issued any statement nor alerted donors that donations to NARTH claimed on a tax return may subject the taxpayer to a penalty.
Did you know that Super PACs don't pay taxes on the contributions they receive? Unbelievable, isn't it? These Super PACs are no doubt businesses but the contributions are not taxable because they are considered "gifts" under federal tax law.
Soup kitchens over art and music programs? Social justice over inner city education? Homeless shelters over medical research? ACORN over the environment? With the thousands of charitable organizations in existence, do we really want these decisions politicized and manipulated?
There are limits to how much a government can receive as grants from donors or borrow. So raising tax revenues is a necessary element for governments to spend on providing more of these essential services and, in turn, reduce poverty.