I find it very interesting that yesterday DL Foster was complaining about two lesbians who were denied using a church pavilion for their civil union ceremony in New Jersey. I don’t trust Talk Wisdom nor do I trust Foster to give the facts on this case. But regardless of this, Foster says that they (the lesbians):
have persuaded New Jersey officials to punish the group through revocation of its tax-exempt status.
He gives three points:
1. Churches need to immediately rethink voluntary enslavement to the government via “tax exempt status”. We predicted several years ago that this would be used as weapon against churches who refused the advances of homosexuals.
2. Laws being proposed will eventually be the noose from the tree for churches who do not bend to the homosexualization of the church.
3. As we stated here, churches and pastors should immediately review their policies, procedures and ethics and ensure they will withstand further intrusion of social activism by homosexuals.
Notice the ‘slave’ language throughout his post–‘voluntary enslavement,’ and ‘noose.’
So what do I find so interesting about this? Foster thinks that churches should ‘rethink’ their ‘voluntary enslavement’ regarding their tax-free status. He claims that he predicted this years ago that this would be used against churches. Hmm. Let’s see what his tax status is for his own church, the Praise Power Ministries with the website of http://www.witnessfortheworld.org : According to Guidestar.org, it has an NTEE Code of F60–Counseling Support Groups, X99–Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. and O55–Religious Leadership, Youth Development.
His church is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity and it does not have to file an annual return because it is a church!
So, he has ‘voluntarily enslaved’ himself to the government with his own church by having a tax-free status, even though he claims that years ago he predicted this would hurt churches. I guess he figures that money is more important than any danger the homosexual community might do to his own church. So he can warn people against having a tax-free status (which he calls ‘voluntary enslavement), but he himself won’t give up his own tax-free status.
I wonder if DL Foster will put his money where his mouth is and get rid of his non-profit status? I would bet he won’t, since money rules in these ‘churches.’