2020 Beto Vows to Jump-Start Obama’s Persecution of Christians
Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke has made the 2020 Democrat presidential primary fascinating to watch. Conservatives have been suspicious of the dark policy motives of Democrats for years. We’ve thought that they truly are hidden fascists-in-waiting.
There were good reasons for our suspicions, because Democrats frequently get caught on a hot microphone, letting us really know what they think about the Bill of Rights and all of us smelly people in “flyover country.” But with Beto in the race, he just blurts everything out! (“Hell, yes, we’re going to take away your AR-15s!”)
Then, it’s a mad dash as the rest of the candidates struggle to out-progressive each other.
Beto did it again in the most recent CNN town hall forum. If you were flipping through the channels and thought you had stumbled upon an episode of “American Horror Story,” that was actually the CNN LGBTQ Town Hall.
The entire forum was a parade of nonsense. From Elizabeth Warren’s plan to pay for transgender surgeries for prison inmates to Julian Castro doubling down on abortions for biological males, it was truly an assault on the values of Western Civilization. And when you thought it couldn’t possibly get any worse, Beto O’Rourke spoke.
Beto the furry was asked whether he would support revoking tax-exempt status from churches, religious schools and Christian charities that do not support gay marriage if he is (ha!) elected president. He answered:
“There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break, for anyone or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us. And so, as president, we’re going to make that a priority, and we are going to stop those who are infringing upon the human rights of our fellow Americans.”
If you’ve been suspicious that Democrats want to outlaw Christianity in America, and to drive Christians from the public square, you finally have an honest answer from Beto!
You might hear Beto’s statement, shrug your shoulders, and think, “Oh well, my church can just pay taxes if Beto or one of his clones becomes president and destroys the First Amendment.”
But remember, the Democrat Party is a lot more sinister than it always lets on. This is not simply a matter of churches and religious schools having to pay taxes.
Most people don’t realize that 501c3 organizations also have a tax-exempt retirement account system – the 403b. Small religious schools can’t even hope to compete with the lavish salaries offered to public school teachers, so they take advantage of tax-exempt benefits to offer other perks to attract good teachers – such as school-owned cars for teacher use or even property purchases to offer housing to teachers.
If “President Beto” or some other progressive maliciously yanks 501c3 status away from religious institutions, it could cripple many of them.
Pastors and church employees could see their 403b retirement accounts gutted by the IRS, especially if “President Beto” makes taxation retroactive on the accounts. Imagine being a teacher in a Christian school or college for 20 years, when the IRS suddenly hammers your retirement plan from out of nowhere. You get the point.
This discriminatory promise from Beto O’Rourke (and all the other Democrats running for president who felt the sudden urge to copy him) would treat religious institutes like no other charitable organization has ever been treated in American history. Contrary to popular belief, the IRS does not make it a regular practice to heavily scrutinize 501c3 organizations for rule infractions.
The only way a 501c3 can currently lose its tax-exempt status is by failing to submit the proper paperwork to the IRS for three years in a row. Tax-exempt status is automatically revoked in that case.
If Beto’s plan were to come to fruition, it would be the first time in US history that the IRS began proactively punishing 501c3 groups for their beliefs.
And of course, Muslim organizations would be exempted from Beto’s plan after threatening to burn down the US Capitol. (Isn’t it remarkable how quickly Democrats always throw the gays under the bus when Muslims threaten to act up?)
Beto’s big mouth illustrates the reason why Christian Americans will flock to the polls to vote for Donald Trump again in 2020. Trump may be a sinner, but he’s our sinner and he’s done more for religious freedom around the world than the previous four presidential administrations combined.