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Becket Fund Helps Clergy Intervene In Parsonage Lawsuit

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Ryan Colby 202-349-7219

“December 15, 2016, Forbes

The latest in the case is a proposed intervention by clergymen and religious organizations represented by the Becket Fund For Religious Liberty.  The argument is that they have more skin in the game than the IRS  since an FFRF win would affect them.  Quite grievously as they lay it out.  The proposed intervenors are Bishop Edward Peecher and Chicago Embassy Church, Father Patrick Malone and Holy Cross Anglican Church and the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.  The Diocese has eight clergy who live in church-owned parsonages, who would be unaffected by this litigation, and thirteen who receive housing allowances.”