Join us on our podcast each weekday for an interesting story, well told, from Charisma News. Listen at charismapodcastnetwork.com.
A federal judge struck down a 1951 law that gives members of the clergy tax-free housing allowances.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation filed suit, saying the law unconstitutionally establishes religion.
The ruling said the exemption "provides a benefit to religious persons and no one else, even though doing so is not necessary to alleviate a special burden on religious exercise."
The Southern Baptist Convention disagreed, saying that without the housing allowance, small congregations without parsonages might not be able to afford ministers.
Readers are Leaders! Subscribe now and get 3 magazines for the price of 1. Get Charisma, Ministry Today and SpiritLed Woman all for $24. YES - Sign me up!
3 Reasons Why you should read Life in the Spirit. 1) Get to know the Holy Spirit. 2) Learn to enter God's presence 3) Hear God's voice clearly! Click here to draw closer to God!