(THE HILL) The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a nonprofit group with more than 30,000 members that works to advocate for separation of church and state, is calling on the IRS to “promptly investigate” a megachurch in Miami that is hosting a campaign event for President Trump on Friday.
In a letter sent to the IRS on Tuesday, Rebecca Markert, who serves as the foundation’s legal director, said the King Jesus International Ministry, also known as El Rey Jesus, could be violating IRS regulations by appearing to express support for Trump.
To back the group’s claims, Markert pointed to the “Evangelicals for Trump” rally scheduled for Friday afternoon at the church, as well as comments the Miami Herald reported pastor Guillermo Maldonado recently made urging church members to attend the event, saying: “If you want to come, do it for your pastor. That’s a way of supporting me.”
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