House Democrats argued last week during a Ways and Means Committee hearing that some 60 “hate groups” should have their tax-exempt status revoked.
According to Faithwire, “hate groups” identified were mainly socially conservative organizations, such as the Family Research Council, the Federation for American Immigration Reform and the American Family Association.
“It’s unacceptable that your money continues to help propagate hatred from groups like these,” the Ways and Means Committee tweeted.
The hearing, “How the Tax Code Subsidizes Hate,” included a discussion that tax-exempt status should be taken away from those groups, but House Republicans answered back that Democrats cannot choose which groups should lose their tax-exempt status.
Democrats also featured speakers who shared their stories of how those “hate groups” led to events such as mass shootings. They argued that Congress needs to push forward a legislative proposal to revoke the tax benefits from the groups. Speakers included Brandon Wolf, who survived the Pulse Nightclub Shooting in Orlando and Jeff Binkley, the father of Maura Binkley, the woman who was killed in a 2018 shooting at a yoga studio in Florida.
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Source: Christian Headlines