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FRONT PAGE  |  6/23/2021
TUESDAY, JAN 6, 2015  |  7 comments
City orders church to shut down glee camp

It appears that Jesus and jazz hands don’t mix.

That’s the gist of a legal battle in Auburn, N.Y., pitting City Hall against a summer glee camp hosted in the Case Mansion a building owned by the First Presbyterian Church.

The city’s code enforcement officer issued a cease-and-desist order in July — alleging the church’s musical theater glee camp was a zoning violation. And more than five months later – the wheels of justice are finally beginning to turn.


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Agent Richards | UK  Contact via emailFind all comments by Agent Richards
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Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
Unprofitable Servant wrote:
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Cases have dealt with this issue. In Taylor v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, the United States Tax Court agreed that, under section 508(c)(1) of the tax code churches do not have to apply for tax exempt status and are considered automatically exempt. But the court also stated, “Nothing in section 508(c)(1) relieves a church from having to meet the requirements of section 501(c)(3).” Basically what the Taylor court was saying is that churches are still subject to the restrictions in section 501(c)(3) of the tax code even if they never apply to the IRS for recognition of tax exempt status.
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Sounds like another case of judges overruling the first amendment, and using sophistry as reasoning. Judges doing so are not good behavioring.
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News Item1/6/15 9:54 PM
Unprofitable Servant | Georgia  Find all comments by Unprofitable Servant
Rocky
But churches are different. Under section 508(c)(1)(A) of the tax code, churches are exempt from applying to the IRS for tax exempt status. Thus, churches are automatically exempt from income taxes under the federal tax code without first applying to the IRS for recognition of exempt status.

This is where the misunderstanding comes in. Some think that this unique status of churches under the tax code means that churches are not regulated by the tax code at all. This view is wrong. The bottom line is that whether or not a church applies to the IRS for recognition of tax exempt status or chooses not to do so, they are still subject to the tax code.

Cases have dealt with this issue. In Taylor v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, the United States Tax Court agreed that, under section 508(c)(1) of the tax code churches do not have to apply for tax exempt status and are considered automatically exempt. But the court also stated, “Nothing in section 508(c)(1) relieves a church from having to meet the requirements of section 501(c)(3).” Basically what the Taylor court was saying is that churches are still subject to the restrictions in section 501(c)(3) of the tax code even if they never apply to the IRS for recognition of tax exempt status.

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News Item1/6/15 8:50 PM
PursuitofTruth  Find all comments by PursuitofTruth
Dear Jim Lincoln,

I didn't get to read the entire article, but I read the first couple of paragraphs that are available on SA. This is a vast over-reach of state power, and I hope the church wins this case!

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Rocky | Texas  Find all comments by Rocky
Most churches in America have surrendered their sovereignty to the government when they incorporate into the state, and worse yet they go under the jurisdiction of the federal government under the 501c3. Christ said: "render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and to God that which is God's."
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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
PT, you have a point. By the way did you read the article?

"Pastor Eileen Winter" and this suppose to be a Presbyterian Church! See what one Presbyterian had to say about [URL=http://www.biblebb.com/files/RD-001WP.htm]]]Women Preachers[/URL]. They ain't kosher.

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PursuitofTruth  Find all comments by PursuitofTruth
While I personally don't agree with these camps, this church has the right to host a glee camp if they wan't to in THEIR building. Government shouldn't be able to get away with telling churches and/or individuals how to use THEIR property. Property belongs to the individuals who payed for it, not the state.
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