Christian nonprofit denied IRS tax exemption because “Bible teachings are typically affiliated with the Republican Party”

The IRS has denied a Christian nonprofit group tax exemption status because the Bible’s “teachings are typically affiliated with” the GOP and its candidates.

A letter from IRS Exempt Organizations Director Stephen Martin to group Christians Engaged explained “Specifically, you educate Christians on what the Bible says in areas where they can be instrumental including the areas of sanctity of life, the definition of marriage, biblical justice, freedom of speech, defense, and borders and immigration, U.S. and Israel relations.”

“The Bible teachings are typically affiliated with the [Republican Party] and candidates. This disqualifies you from exemption under IRC Section 501(c)(3),” he added.

Christians Engaged founder Bunni Pounds and First Liberty attorney Lea Patterson spoke out on Fox News.

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