(RNS) Two prominent televangelists are launching a new television channel despite a federal investigation.
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(RNS) The president trusts that power comes from human sources, and he would like the church to depend on them. I do not, writes F. Romall Smalls.
Any attempt to “destroy” the amendment would affect more than just pastors and priests. Schools, hospitals, addiction centers, food banks and other charities all could then advocate for or against candidates without losing their charitable status.
(RNS) Legislation introduced in Congress aims to 'restore' religious liberty in the pulpit. Will it? Let us 'Splain ...
When Donald Trump insinuates the federal government is mistreating Christians, many conservative religious voters say "amen."
If the Supreme Court finds a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, it can, and should, leave room for states to accommodate those who adhere to a traditional view of marriage.
(RNS) - Freedom From Religion Foundation has reached a settlement with the Internal Revenue Service over electioneering in churches, a violation of their tax-exempt status.
(RNS) Does the IRS discriminate against atheist groups? A federal court says "no."
(RNS) A federal judge has ruled that clergy's exemption from paying taxes on housing is not constitutional.
(RNS) Current tax law requires all tax-exempt organizations, including American Atheists, to file a Form 990 financial report -- except churches and church-related organizations.
(RNS) U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman ruled that the Freedom from Religion Foundation “has standing to seek an order requiring the IRS to treat religious organizations no more favorably than it treats the Foundation.”
(RNS) "We are not a church," atheists say. Government lawyers disagree, saying atheist leaders can be considered ministers.
(RNS) An independent commission recommended that members of the clergy should be able to say "whatever they believe is appropriate" from the pulpit without fear of IRS reprisal.
(RNS) The IRS probe of conservative nonprofit groups included the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the Samaritan's Purse humanitarian group, evangelist Franklin Graham said.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Most Americans who file income tax returns won't be affected by proposed changes in how charitable contributions are deducted, but that hasn't stopped charitable groups from lobbying Congress to fight any change in...