Sunday, June 1, 2014

Tax-Exempt Terrorism

$71 Billion. That's how much the taxpayers lose every year to freakazoids. $71 Billion spent not on  infrastructure and teachers and health care, but on urging people to kill abortion doctors.

A federal judge in Kentucky has dismissed a lawsuit brought by an atheist group challenging tax exemptions for churches and religious groups in the federal tax code.
U.S. District Judge William O. Bertelsman ruled Monday that American Atheists Inc. was speculating about being potentially injured by the tax code or treated differently from other organizations.


(American Atheist President Dave) Silverman said religious organizations and churches are treated differently from secular organizations. Silverman said the exemptions are applied in a way that discriminates solely on the basis of whether an entity's members express beliefs and practices accepted as religious.

"The IRS treats your organization better if you profess belief in a supernatural deity," Silverman said.


Silverman said the organization will likely appeal.

"We're going to keep fighting," Silverman said. "The court has upheld a prejudiced government practice. This isn't just about atheists; this is about blatant discrimination on behalf of all taxpayers and all Americans. Make no mistake. This is not over."

1 comment:

Luke Barlowe said...

Appeal, appeal, appeal. America should not discriminate! When churches get political, take away their tax free status!