When the FFRF filed a suit against the IRS for allowing churches to be political players without enforcing the law (making them pay taxes for it), the IRS responded by filing a motion to dismiss. The district judge overseeing the motion has said that won’t fly.
The IRS had earlier filed a motion to dismiss the case, which the national foundation for atheists and agnostics had filed after the November elections last year. U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman denied the motion on Monday, writing that the FFRF “has standing to seek an order requiring the IRS to treat religious organizations no more favorably than it treats the Foundation.”
Tax-exempt religious organizations, as well as other educational and charitable groups registered under 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code, are prohibited from partisan electioneering. The FFRF suit contends that the IRS is failing to enforce that restriction particularly when it comes to churches, which the group argues constitutes a violation of the establishment clause of the First Amendment. The suit also claims that the alleged IRS inaction undermines equal protection rights by giving preferential treatment to tax-exempt religious organizations over other 501(c)(3) groups, including the FFRF.
For a religion of humility, churches seem to frequently think they deserve more than every other group. They don’t think the laws that bind other organizations on healthcare should apply to them, nor do they think the laws that govern all other tax-exempt organizations should bind them.
Your religion is what you believe about god, not a membership to a special club that makes you above the law.