Two years ago, the atheist group the Freedom from Religion Foundation sued the IRS in order to make it enforce the law that would take away a church’s tax exemption if it got involved in politics. The IRS settled, to the atheists’ satisfaction, by drawing up rules and procedures that it would follow in investigating churches.
But those rules have not been made public, despite Freedom of Information applications. So some religious liberty organizations have filed a lawsuit to make the IRS disclose how it will handle churches. [Read more…]