Our small 501(c)(3) nonprofit rural food bank has always opened our board meetings with prayer. At the last meeting our executive director (an appointed volunteer position) said we were in violation of our tax-exempt status by doing that. She also stated that we could no longer provide any religious guidance to our clientele on food issue days. Is she right?
December 1-31, 2011
December 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011
Court says government can’t tell religious organizations who they must hire as “ministers” to promote faith
Directors have fiduciary duty to corporation and membership generally, not to individuals
Court says difference from simple negligence is intentional wrongdoing or conscious disregard
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