This is how 501 c3 status baits and extorts,through mammon, faith based organizations...mainly churches, under duress to become essentially a State Church...the Archdiocese of New Orleans states that it is a 501 c3 organization that may receive tax deductible contributions(benefiting,through profit,both recepient and contributor)....
The IRS has acknowledged for decades that it is completely unnecessary for any church to apply for a tax-exempt status. According to IRS Publication 557, as well as IRS Code § 508, churches and church ministries are "exempt automatically." Application for an exempt status is not only superfluous, but to do so subordinates that church to the IRS. Churches in America have always been nontaxable anyway. It simply makes no sense for a church to go to the IRS and seek permission to be exempted from a tax the government can't impose in the first place.
unless you are going to make money... with tax deductible "contributions"
To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.
Organizations described in section 501(c)(3) are commonly referred to as charitable organizations. Organizations described in section 501(c)(3), other than testing for public safety
When a church accepts the 501c3 status, that church:
1 Waives its freedom of speech.
2 Waives its freedom of religion.
3 Waives its right to influence legislators and the legislation they craft.
4 Waives its constitutionally guaranteed rights.
5 Is no longer free to speak to the vital issues of the day.
Becomes controlled by a spirit of fear that if it doesn't toe the line with the IRS it will lose its tax-exempt status. Becomes a State-Church.
from above link...
Therefore, your group (or organization) may not qualify for treatment as an exempt religious organization for tax purposes if its actions, as contrasted with its beliefs, are contrary to well established and clearly defined public policy. If there is a clear showing that the beliefs (or doctrines) are sincerely held by those professing them, the IRS will not question the religious nature of those beliefs.
To determine whether an organization meets the religious purposes test of section 501(c)(3), the IRS maintains two basic guidelines.
1 That the particular religious beliefs of the organization are truly and sincerely held.2 That the practices and rituals associated with the organization's religious belief or creed are not illegal or contrary to clearly defined public policy.
religious belief or creed are not illegal or contrary to clearly defined public policy.
"As part of his political agenda, Johnson had it in mind to silence the church and eliminate the significant influence the church had always had on shaping "public policy.
One need not look far to see the devastating effects 501c3 acceptance has had to the church, and the consequent restrictions placed upon any 501c3 church. 501c3 churches are prohibited from addressing, in any tangible way, the vital issues of the day.
For a 501c3 church to openly speak out, or organize in opposition to, anything that the government declares "legal," even if it is immoral (e.g. abortion, homosexuality, etc.), that church will jeopardize its tax exempt status.
The 501c3 has had a "chilling effect" upon the free speech rights of the church. Did the church ever need to seek permission from the government to be exempt from taxes? Were churches prior to 1954 taxable? No, churches have never been taxable. To be taxable a church would first need to be under the jurisdiction, and therefore under the taxing authority, of the government.
The First Amendment clearly places the church outside the jurisdiction of the civil government: "Congress shall make NO LAW respecting an establishment of religion, nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof."
This is how they bait them...
The Center for Faith-Based & Community Initiatives
The Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (CFBCI) welcomes the participation of faith-based and community organizations as essential partners in assisting our country's neediest citizens. CFBCI empowers faith-based and community organizations to compete more effectively for Federal funds so that they may provide better human services to more people.
Money in grants and salaries.Supervisory Program Specialist (Quality Surveillance), GS-0301-13
NEW publication from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
"Partnerships with Faith-Based and Community Based Organizations: engaging America's grassroots organizations in promoting public health"
- This report highlights several strategic alliances between CDC and its faith-based and grassroots partners and underlines the important role faith-based and community-based organizations can play in ensuring better health outcomes for those most in need.
Are you ready for Citizen Corp?
Citizen Corps is managed at the local level by Citizen Corps Councils, which bring together leaders from law enforcement, fire, emergency medical and other emergency management, volunteer organizations, local elected officials, the private sector,and other community stakeholders. These Citizen Corps Councils will organize public education on disaster mitigation and preparedness, citizen training, and volunteer programs to give people of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to support their community's emergency services and to safeguard themselves and their property. http://www.fema.gov/pdf/areyouready/areyouready_full.pdf
You cannot serve both God and Mammon.
They are already automatically exempt.
Actually ,separation of church and state guarantees that the Government has no authority over Churches through the IRS...you didn't read that?It's in the article under IRS.
The IRS has acknowledged for decades that it is completely unnecessary for any church to apply for a tax-exempt status. According to IRS Publication 557, as well as IRS Code § 508, churches and church ministries are "exempt automatically."
Publication 557 (Rev. June 2008)
And here straight from the Publication 557 ....
Churches. Although a church, its integrated auxiliaries, or a convention or association of churches is not required to file Form 1023 to be exempt from federal income tax or to receive tax deductible contributions,