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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Satanic Temple Wins IRS Recognition As An Official House Of Worship

Bloomberg, Satanic Temple Wins IRS Recognition as an Official House of Worship:

Many Americans regard paying taxes as a necessary evil. If they want to worship Satan, now the IRS has officially given them a tax-exempt place to do so.

The Internal Revenue Service has granted the same non-profit status given to churches, synagogues and mosques to The Satanic Temple, an organization in Salem, Massachusetts, that calls itself America’s first devil-worshiping church. It is now protected by federal laws governing churches that operate as charities.

Satanic InstaGram

(Hat Tip: Mike Talbert.)

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2019/04/satanic-temple-wins-irs-recognition-as-an-official-house-of-worship.html

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Comments

I don't think this is a hard case. The only inquiry is whether the belief is sincere. It sounds like it is.

Posted by: Mike Livingston | Apr 29, 2019 4:12:29 AM