Friday, March 14, 2014
Valparaiso Minister Loses Tax Exemption On His Million-Dollar Preachit Mansion
Rev. James Smith claims his Preachit organization, which scripts sermons for pretend Christian ministers to deliver at church services, is a legitimate religious organization. The Porter County Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board disagreed and revoked the tax exemption he claims on this $1.1 million, 8,746 square foot home that sits on a 36-acre estate where he resides according to the Northwest Indiana Times. "They're not using this real estate to minister to the general public," said Christopher Buckley, attorney for the Porter County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals. Learn more about this so-called religious organization by visiting their website here and see if you don't reach the same conclusion it took me to reach after a few minutes that it's actually a business.