Dems Demand Review Of FRC’s New Status As “Church”

The Roys Report reports:

House Democrats are asking the IRS to review the tax-exempt status of a prominent conservative advocacy group recently reclassified as a church, arguing the organization may be exploiting the designation to avoid scrutiny.

Forty Democratic lawmakers, led by U.S. Reps. Suzan DelBene of Washington state and Jared Huffman of California, outlined their concerns in a letter sent to the head of the IRS and the secretary of the Treasury on Monday, singling out the Family Research Council (FRC). According to a recent report from ProPublica, the FRC successfully applied to be reclassified as a “group of churches” in 2020.

Lawmakers say that while the FRC often appeals to faith and advocates for a “biblical worldview,” the status change “strains credulity” because the group operates primarily as “a political advocacy organization.”

The Christian Post reports:

Perkins denounced the recent effort by 40 Democrat members of the U.S. House of Representatives to have FRC’s status reviewed, saying in the statement that they “continue in their efforts to weaponize the IRS and the government against Christian organizations like Family Research Council with whom they disagree.”

“This is an egregious abuse of power,” he asserted. “The Democratic Party’s attempts to silence religious organizations, with whom they disagree, will not stop with FRC.”

“If their targeting of FRC succeeds, they will turn their efforts towards churches that also teach and preach biblical truth,” he warned.