You Better Pray the IRS Doesn't Tax That A$$, C Street
This is exactly why I stay as far away from the right-wing nutjobs as possible. Please be sure you have the right level of nutjob going otherwise you end up like these guys. Conservatives, affairs, and fake non-profits, what more could a girl ask for?
The owners of a $1.8 million townhouse on Capitol Hill that has been home and refuge to conservative members of Congress are wrongly claiming a federal tax exemption reserved for religious establishments, 13 Ohio clergy members contend in a complaint to the Internal Revenue Service.
The clergy suspect that the C Street Center, which rents living space to lawmakers, is "an exclusive club for powerful officials . . . masquerading as a church," according to a request for an investigation addressed to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman.
The Ohio clergy, all Protestant members of Clergy Voice, say that the house serves no public interest and has no recognized creed or form of worship.
The 130-year-old brick townhouse at 133 C St. SE. drew unwelcome publicity and the scrutiny of D.C. tax authorities last summer, after South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) said while confessing an extramarital affair on national television that he had sought spiritual advice there. Residents say they share meals and Bible study.
Bible study LOL. I have a verse tattooed in bad Bible Spanish on my left shoulder that goes something like this:
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
(fun fact, did you know Matthew is also the first mention of accounting in the Bible? Nerrrrrd)
I'm going to claim hotel room fees and sex toys as deductions for my non-profit church and count lying around in bed with the boy as Bible study. So what if he's only studying Matthew 10:16 and with his teeth none-the-less? Wait what? That's filthy.
Just like that bunch of clergy would call bullshit on my exemption, so is C Street having to 'splain its own. Good luck with that. Really.
One dude (Mississippi Republican Chip Pickering) even brought his mistress there. Come on, homie, sales tax exemption, go get yourself a nice church rate on a swanky room.
And here you thought the GOP had a chance to make a big comeback? Think again. Wooooo traditional conservative family values!