Rev. Harry Jackson doesn't want his tax exempt status.
Ok, so this is nothing new. But I must admit up front, that I must be ignorant on this issue because I can't figure out why preachers can flat out tell followers who to vote for, on video and not get their tax exemption challenged in court.
From IRS.gov Exemption Requirements - Section 501(c)(3) Organizations "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."
Sounds like something lawyers should be going after since preachers tell their congregations who to vote for, then offer to bus them to the polls. Here's a couple videos where Rev Harry Jackson is telling his viewers who they need to vote for (who he says and why he says to should blow your mind) and telling other churches to tell their members who to vote for.
Sooooo, why do I never hear of a church losing their status? What am I missing here? Anyone know about the law on this or lawyers currently trying to fight it?
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