Senate Staff Recommending a "Citizens United" decision for non-profits?
The controversial 2010 US Supreme Court decision allowing corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money for political candidates and elections is wanting to be imitated by several religious non-profits that hold an IRS-granted tax exemption known as a 501 (c) 3.
Ostensibly this is granted because the religious corporation has filed a claim of being engaged in charitable work. Such religious groups are allowed to speak and proselytize on issues but not for specific candidates.
Churches across the country are challenging this IRS ruling and Oklahoma is not left out of this campaign. One Oklahoma church is very interested in circumventing Jesus's own traditional admonition about mixing the property of government and church.
Read the details here at the website of the Oklahoma City chapter Americans United for Separation of Church & State, www.okau.org