Liberty University's Tax-Exempt Status to be Questioned?

Commentary: As hatred of our Creator in harness with rampant moral corruption hastens across our nation, the day will arrive when the tax exempt status of every church will be wielded as a force of destruction by God-haters. They will use the coercive power of tax exemption to force compliance. Churches that refuse will lose their tax exempt status. Some Christians will leave their church if they can no longer write off their tithes, others however will remain steadfast in their faith. Out of tribulation will emerge our Lord's remnant.----Linda Group urges IRS review of Liberty tax exemption Associated Press - 5/28/2009 7:00:00 AM

WASHINGTON, DC - The group Americans United for Separation of Church and State wants the Internal Revenue Service to review Liberty University's tax-exempt status because the Christian school revoked its recognition of a student-run Democratic club.

Americans United made the request in a letter to the IRS, arguing that Liberty's recognition of a Republican club offers GOP candidates support that is not available to Democratic candidates.

Mathew Staver, dean of the Liberty University law school, calls the complaint "frivolous" and says Liberty will ask the IRS to review whether Americans United should lose its tax-exempt status for regularly supporting Democratic Party positions.

Liberty's chancellor, Jerry Falwell Jr., said the club's recognition was revoked because the Democratic Party's abortion and homosexual rights positions are contrary to the university's principles. In an earlier statement, Falwell said "Liberty University is pro-life and believes that marriage between one man and one woman provides the best environment for children" -- and that the school "will not lend its name or financial support to any student group that advances causes contrary to its mission." (See earlier article)

Read Chancellor Falwell's comments here: http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=18495&MID=8373