Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Unusual Brief Filed In Appeal of Parsonage Allowance Case

As previously reported, last October in Gaylor v. Mnuchin a Wisconsin federal district court held that the parsonage allowance provision in Sec. 107(2) of the Internal Revenue Code violates the Establishment Clause.  The case has been appealed to the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Yesterday an unusual amicus brief (full text) was filed by ADF on behalf of 8,899 Christian pastors from all 50 states.  The brief's 12-pages of legal arguments in favor of the constitutionality of the exemption are followed by a 200-page list of the pastors and churches on whose behalf the brief was filed.