IRS Deals Blow to Christian Coalition
Linda Feldmann, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
The Christian Coalition, long a major force in American politics and religious conservative activism, has been dealt a major blow.
According to a published report, the Internal Revenue Service has denied the Cheseapeake, Va.-based organization federal tax-exempt status, a move that will likely limit its ability to keep playing a significant role in American elections.
The coalition's signature activity has been the distribution of millions of voter guides, sheets that list candidates' positions on issues important to religious conservatives. By denying the coalition its tax exemption, as reported yesterday in the St. Petersburg Times, the IRS has in essence ruled …
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