Republicans called on the head of the IRS Friday to remove a top official who denied a Texas-based Christian group tax exemption status for promoting bible-related “topics” that are “affiliated with distinct candidates and specific political party platforms.”
In a letter to Commissioner Charles Rettig, Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy and 14 other congressional Republicans called the decision “blatantly biased, discriminatory, and flawed,” and requested the IRS head personally review the case.
Stephen Martin, IRS director of exempt organizations, said in a May letter to Christians Engaged, that the group did not qualify for the federal tax exemption status because it “engaged in prohibited political campaign intervention.”
IRS REJECTS TAX-EXEMPT STATUS FOR CHRISTIAN GROUP OVER TIES TO REPUBLICAN PARTY
“While you educate voters on what the bible says about issues, your educational activities are not neutral,” Martin wrote to the group. “The topics typically are affiliated with distinct candidates and specific polit
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