The left denigrates religion and those who worship… except for Muslims. They demean almost all who believe in something greater than themselves. Churches are of no value to the left unless they can get something from them for either free or a greatly reduced rate. If they need somewhere to use as a staging area for a protest that can also house participants, churches are just fine. If a Democrat needs to reach a loyal constituency, churches are a no-brainer.
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California is hardly an anomaly when it comes to Democrats using the church for political events, which ARE a violation of the IRS code on the Restriction of Political Campaign Intervention by Section 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations. Unfortunately, those rules only appear to apply to Republicans.
In 2008, I ran for State Representative in Massachusetts and requested to speak on a local church property on issues that were pertinent to the district and was respectfully declined because for me to do so would put at risk their 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.
Note how Democrats have actively campaigned in churches because they knew what kind of racial hell would be brought down on any IRS official who dared threaten the 501(c)(3) status of a black place of worship.
Political office holders and candidates should be able to speak to members of a congregation. Nonprofit, tax-exemptions are another issue as despite the rules against partisan politics being a no-no, it’s something Republicans and conservatives are quite cognizant of and adhere to while Democrat and liberal groups cross that line often and with impunity. It could be we have the traditional career federal workers who sympathize with the left (see: Lois Lerner) and would never hold the left to the rules while the right has to obey the IRS code to the letter.
Time to do away with the rules against nonprofits and political speech?
Maybe this is something President Trump will get around to and be prepared for the progressive screech of all screeches when the possibility of their liberal career mills having to, heaven forbid, either stop being blatantly partisan or pay their fair share of taxes.
Bless their hearts.