There has been a domino effect for the Church as a people. With the widespread acceptance of sodomite unions in our culture and the Gay Rights propaganda, more and more of Christians power to resist has been removed. There seems to be little that the Christian can legally do to stop this seeming legal avalanche. But it gets worse, or it soon will. The individual Christian is falling under the weight of this legal battle, but the Church is the true target. One area that seems teed up for assault is the Christian Universities.
Christian News reports
The president of a nationally-recognized Christian college is warning that Christian schools may have to eventually close their doors due to tax exemption revocation for “discrimination” if the U.S. Supreme Court rules next month that states must recognize “gay marriage.”
Michael Farris is the chancellor of Patrick Henry College in Virginia, as well as the chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). As a constitutional lawyer and leader of a Christian college, Farris recently issued a warning about what difficulties faith-based schools might face should the nation’s highest court require states to accept same-sex nuptials.
It might be at first as if Farris is jumping to conclusions, but if we will take the time to listen to his argument, we will see that he has a point.
“In the (1983) Bob Jones case, the court held that a college was not entitled to tax exempt status if it opposed interracial marriage or interracial dating. So would the same apply to a university or a college if it opposed same-sex marriage?” Alito asked.
“It’s certainly going to be an issue,” Verilli replied, stating he would need to look into the matter more. “I don’t deny that.”
“Christian colleges and churches need to get prepared,” Farris wrote. “We must decide which is more important to us—our tax exemption or our religious convictions.”
But he said that it is not taxation that worries him as much as the lack of funding that may then close the school.
And here is the kicker. It will not be the fact that the school would have to pay taxes, it would be that those who donate money will not be allowed to use those donation as a deduction. This is the death nail for all organizations that have sought and obtained a 501c3. You have asked the state to validate you as a religious organization. So, then, we now find that we are no longer beholden to God Almighty but Poppa State.
When the state shuts our doors or causes us to bless sodomy, we have no one but ourselves to blame. We have told the state for years that we exist at their pleasure, and now it is true. How many big donations will the business man give now that Uncle Sam will not deduct it from his earnings? Not many. Farris is right, the Christian college and possibly the Church in America is doomed if we do not get ahead of this.
Tell Your State and Local representatives that the Church does not get its tax exemption from the State. The Church gets its tax exemption from God, and our founders guaranteed that right to us in the constitution.