I received word that the Washington DC City Council is seriously considering this.
Don't say that MassResistance didn't warn you:
Greetings Brethren - the DC GOVERNMENT IS THREATENING TO ELIMINATE OUR NON-profit tax exemption for our church property taxes, sales tax and franchise taxes. All of our churches could be wiped out THIS YEAR.
It is absolutely imperative that EVERY PASTOR from every church in the city attend this meeting or send a representative.
ONE YEAR OF PROPERTY TAXES ON THE VALUE OF OUR CHURCH PROPERTY COULD EQUAL HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AND WE WILL HAVE ONLY 30 DAYS TO GET A LETTER OF AFFIRMATION OF OUR TAX EXEMPT STATUS FROM THE IRS and the IRS IS NOW CLOSED DUE TO THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN!!
In my opinion this is another way to get our Black churches out of the city.
We must act and act quickly!! Please spread the word about this urgent meeting.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS URGENT MEETING. WE NEED PASTORS AND OR REPRESENTATIVES OF EVERY CHURCH.
Rev. Willie F. Wilson
Please govern yourselves accordingly.
MISSIONARY BAPTIST MINISTERS CONFERENCE OF DC &VICINITY