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Religion and taxes Series: Editorials

Title: Religion and taxes Series: Editorials
Date: Monday, 4 May 1987
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Is the Internal Revenue Service out of order in trying to revoke the tax-exempt status of Jim Bakker's PTL ministries for three years? Is this IRS effort part of a campaign that picks on religious operations? Or is it a federal government agency doing its job, objectively challenging the outrageous spending practices of an organization set up for religious and charitable purposes? Anytime the IRS moves, the danger of abuse exists. Short of death or some uncertain judgment day, the IRS ... [Read the rest at]