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Churches' tax-exempt status being scrutinized

Title: Churches' tax-exempt status being scrutinized
Date: Friday, 14 August 1987
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Stephen Koff
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CLEARWATER — Filling rows of a hearing room as if they were waiting for the service to begin, some 25 Pentecostal ministers from as far as Jacksonville came on Thursday to watch their brethren do battle with the property appraiser. To Pinellas Property Appraiser Ron Schultz, it is the proof that they still deserve the exemption. Rev. W.S. Craig, pastor of the Apostolic United Pentecostal Church in St. Petersburg, said he went for 31 years without having to justify to the ... [Read the rest at]