26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3)

Up to today, of all the devices to curb the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3))* may be the most nefarious.

“Section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from supporting political candidates, and are subject to limits on lobbying. They risk loss of tax exempt status if violated” (Wikipedia). That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Richard Hoskins, in the Hoskins Report (June 1998), outlined twenty-nine I.R.S. regulations pertaining to 501(c)(3) “churches” (and other “charities”). Notes from his findings follow.

According to man’s statute law (not God’s Law or U.S. Constitutional law), every church that wants a “tax-exempt” status issued by the I.R.S.:

  1. shalt be
    1. incorporated.
    2. a denomination with a distinct religious history.
    3. neutral on political issues but must actively further “politically correct” views: for example, churches are actually ordered to advocate and promote racial integration.
      (Hence the silence on everything affecting us as a nation!)
    4. be engaged in furthering exclusively public purposes.
  2. shalt have
    1. a “recognized” creed and I.R.S.-approved form of worship.
      (Who determines “recognition” and “approval” is not covered in the regulations. Presumably it’s the private “Federal” Reserve Bank.)
    2. a definite and distinct ecclesiastical hierarchical government.
    3. an I.R.S.-approved formal “code” of doctrine and discipline.
      (Nature and extent not identified.)
    4. books and records always available for I.R.S. inspection.
  3. shalt be led by ministers who
    1. were “ordained.
    2. have been educated in state-accredited colleges.
      (A golden opportunity to indoctrinate ministers.)
    3. answer to the I.R.S. as to the daily activities of the church.
    4. account to the I.R.S. for any stand taken against the tax system. 501(c)(3) requires church pastors to preach taxpaying.
      (Ever notice how Protestant pastors preach a sermon about “rendering unto Caesar” on the Sunday before 15 April?)
  4. shalt submit
    1. names of all church workers, including maintenance people, and all donors to the I.R.S.
    2. unlimitedly to civil magistrates pertaining to all laws—federal, state and local—including public policy.
      (Clergy obeying more man’s law than God’s could be a bad sign.)
  5. shalt not
    1. bar its services to the public.
    2. give gifts to missionaries and evangelists exceeding $600 without filing form 1099.
    3. raise funds save using only I.R.S.-approved methods.
    4. publicly oppose licensing of churches.
    5. engage in political activities opposing pornography.
      (Hence the silence on porn.)
    6. support legislation saying that children belong to parents and not the state.
    7. advocate support of the U.S. or state constitutions as the supreme law of the land.
      (Hence the silence on the Constitution.)
    8. participate in opposing the school system.
      (God has been removed from the state schools.)
    9. publicly declare that the Church must obey God’s rule over man’s.

* The Internal Revenue Code (IRC), formally the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, is the domestic portion of federal statutory tax law in the United States, published in various volumes of the United States Statutes at Large, and separately as Title 26 of the United States Code (USC).

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