The sad history is that AFTAH lost its tax exempt status on May 15, 2010. It was restored on December 15, 2011. AFTAH's tax exempt status was rescinded again on May 15, 2015 and that represents the current status. The reinstatement rule was modified about a year ago:
In most cases, the effective date of reinstated exemption will be the date that the organization’s exemption application was submitted to the IRS. However, organizations may choose to request that reinstatement be retroactive to the effective date of revocation. The IRS will grant retroactive reinstatement of exemption under certain limited circumstances.While LaBarbera lucked out the first time around with a retroactive reinstatement that is not likely to occur again. Nevertheless, on AFTAH's “About” page is this:
No one who practices deceitLaBarbera has a new post up titled: “Help AFTAH Counter the ‘LGBTQ’ Revolution!” It's a rather obnoxious money-grub:
shall dwell in my house;
no one who utters lies
shall continue before my eyes.
Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) is one of the few organizations in the world that directly fights and exposes the homosexual-bisexual-lesbian-transgender-sadomasochism-pansexual-[insert latest perversion here] agenda.LaBarbera goes on to write:
Please help us defend moral Truth and expose the reality of the destructive anti-Christian LGBTQueer movement. You help make our work possible with your donations–go HERE to give safely online with our user-friendly form!
And while we love sinners as Jesus does, and condemn real “hate” (toward anyone), we do not “love” or respect homosexualism, transsexualism–or any other branch of deviant “gay” sexual ideology and behavior–which are at war with God’s plan for sex, marriage and family.What is not included in that post is the fact that donations to AFTAH are not tax deductible. LaBarbera is a cynic. He knows that people will presume that donations are tax deductible when they are not. Most people call it fraud. Furthermore, certain sales and use taxes might not be applicable to tax-exempt organizations (depending upon locale). Is LaBarbera still taking advantage of these privileges when he is no longer eligible? If so, the amount of our subsidy increases.
I resent having to subsidize Porno Pete when his is a legitimately tax-exempt organization. Subsidizing an organization because of its deceit is simply unacceptable.