Our petition has been published on the White House website!!! Please come and sign it! We need to have 5k signatures within 30 days in order to receive a White House response!!! Let’s be heard and stop giving tax-exemptions to religious organizations without verification!
Here is why this petition is needed:
The United States permits religious organizations to retain their tax-exempt status, year after year, without requiring proof of any kind that they are, in fact, not-for-profit. All other non-religious non-profits must file a Form 990 each year, to prove that they have a $0 balance and hence, no income tax due. Churches own some of the most sought-after real estate in large cities and small. They invest in businesses and receive dividends and capital gains without penalty. Also, many churches participate in political activities that should require a loss of tax-exempt status, which is no less than a government- and taxpayer-subsidy. Just as it would be unacceptable to allow government support to build a church, it should be unacceptable to subsidize one.
When we receive 150 signatures, the White House will put the petition on it’s public list of petitions!! Thanks for your support!