News That Matters

Tag: church vs. state florida

How Florida politics can jeopardize the tax-exempt status of churches and nonprofits
Politics

How Florida politics can jeopardize the tax-exempt status of churches and nonprofits

Our many faiths have played roles in campaigns since our nation was founded. Politics can jeopardize the tax-exempt status churches and nonprofits enjoy.“I am running for governor to defeat Ron DeSantis and help you!” Democratic Party candidate for governor Charlie Crist said.Crist had a welcoming audience at the Florida General Baptist Convention conference in Orlando. “God is good, all the time, and (so is) making sure people know what's at stake in this election … that democracy is on the ballot … A woman's right to choose is on the ballot …Public education is on the ballot,” Crist said.Crist's primary opponent, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, was not invited. Her campaign emailed WESH 2 News a statement saying, "Nikki understands that engaging with our religiou...