Should A Church Be Treated Differently By The IRS From Other Non-Profits? The Freedom from Religion Foundation
has sued the IRS claiming unequal treatment. Secular non-profit companies must file numerous and costly forms and reports to maintain their non-profit status. Religious companies
even those that duplicate the functions of the secular non-profit are exempt from such requirements. The FFRF asks
(pdf) that the laws be applied equally. Previously
: shattering the myth that "all churches are locked". With the aim of visiting every church in England and recording whether it is kept locked or unlocked, this ten-year-old 'side project' now has statistics by county and diocese, county maps, and a map of the country
showing their progress.
Another threat to the separation of church and state?
"[S]ome members of Congress want to turn churches into political action committees. A bill in Congress would amend the tax code to allow churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship to get involved in partisan political campaigns."