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COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF PASTORS’ HOUSING ALLOWANCE

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by Revmitchell, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Revmitchell

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    The tax exemption for ministers’ housing allowances gained more legal backing last week.

    On Friday, March 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the pastors’ housing allowance, unanimously reversing a lower court ruling that found the provision unconstitutional.

    The decision rejected claims made by the Freedom From Religion Foundation that the tax law “renders unto God that which is Caesar’s” by granting a government benefit to a religious group.

    “The tax code treats ministers the same as hundreds of thousands of nonreligious workers who receive tax-exempt housing for their jobs—that’s not special treatment, it’s equal treatment,” said Luke Goodrich, vice president and senior counsel at Becket.

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    This same group threatened to sue my county school district over student lead prayer before highschool football games last season. We didn't stop. We will see if they move forward with law suit or not.

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