Let’s say that you are an active Christian and God has called you to educate and inform other Christians. Let’s say that someone described you by saying “you educate believers on national issues that are central to their belief in the Bible as the inerrant Word of God. Specifically, you educate Christians on what the bible says in areas where they can be instrumental including the areas of sanctity of life, the definition of marriage, biblical justice, freedom of speech, defense, and borders and immigration, US and Israel relations.” Wouldn’t that be a wonderful complement or recognition of your work? Most of us would say that if you conducted yourself that way, it would be a great example to all. But not the IRS.
Stephen A Martin is Director of IRS’s Exempt Organizations Rulings and Agreements and the aforementioned is quoting the very words he wrote in his letter denying Christians Engaged their 501(c)(3) designation. Now, I’m not a fan of such designations by the government because the Constitution’s First Amendment prohibits government intervention in the free exercise of religion, so why give the government a nose under the tent, so to speak? But think about what Mr. Martin wrote. He described what most reasonable people would agree are good things to know about the Bible and how they apply to our lives today and good citizenship, but he did so in denying an organization’s legitimacy as a mission. In other words, Martin spoke evil of good.
He characterized these very wonderful traits as political. Moreover, he depicted them as affiliated with the Republican Party and candidates, which disqualified Christians Engaged from 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. This appears to be an admission, at least by a director at the IRS, that such promotion of the sanctity of life, traditional marriage, biblical justice (God’s laws served as the basis for US civil law), freedom of speech, national defense, and border security were all detrimental to society. Yet, the IRS designates 501(c)(3) organizations that support nontraditional marriage, abortion, illegal immigration, limits on freedom of speech, dismantling law enforcement and other positions that are even against the US Constitution.
There is good. And there is evil. Those things that Martin insinuates as evil are good. They are good for society and good for the country. They should be taught to everyone who will listen. Yet, for some reason Martin and the IRS appear to be against what is good. Isaiah 5:20 says, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” In writing his opinion against Christians Engaged, Martin implied good was evil. If his views in this letter are representative of the Biden Administration, which appears to be following in the very same footsteps as the Obama Administration, people who wish to do good for the country will be harassed by the IRS, and the government shall have the appearance of supporting evil over good. Say it with me…Stupidocrisy.