The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty is comprised of a bunch of old fart Christian fundamentalists who retired long before DADT was repealed.  Back in April, they sent a letter to Howard McKeon, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. That didn’t get much traction so now they are claiming that Admiral Mullen is part of some conspiracy to confiscate religious liberty.  For retired military you would think that they could fabricate something that wasn’t so full of holes, improbable reports and unattributed hearsay.

Meanwhile, these hapless misfits are benefiting from an illegal financial scheme.

You see, as their website makes clear, they are pending not-for-profit status with the IRS. In the interim, they are soliciting tax deductible contributions that are collected by Grace Church but are conspicuously earmarked for CARL (PayPal link).  You cannot do that!

Every time someone make a tax deductible contribution that gift is then subsidized by everyone else. CARL might very well be designated a 501(c)4 (like NOM) whereby the organization would be tax exempt but contributions would not be tax deductible. Regardless of their potential status, they cannot create a financial conduit to circumvent tax law. Grace Churches International (whatever that may be) should know better.

I have reported this to the IRS twice. I guess I should report this to PayPal as well.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.