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NC lawmakers want to challenge NCAA, ACC tax-exempt status

Posted March 14

— Some North Carolina Republican legislators want to challenge the tax-exempt status of the NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference because they removed or threaten to remove championships from the state because of a law limiting LGBT rights.

The House members filed a bill Monday directing Senate and House leaders to file IRS complaints against the sports organizations. They would allege the groups are lobbying beyond what their charters allow through "economic retaliation" if House Bill 2 is not repealed.

Sponsor Rep. Mark Brody, R-Union, says the NCAA and ACC have stepped out of bounds and he won't let the legislature relinquish its authority to them.

The measure also would force University of North Carolina system schools to report when employees serve in athletic associations and what subjects they are considering.

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  • William Sherman Mar 16, 3:11 p.m.
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    Agreed.

  • John Townsend Mar 14, 6:56 p.m.
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    The NCAA doesn't let "woman" compete if she used to be a man unless she unnaturally suppressed their testosterone.

  • Howard Roark Mar 14, 3:19 p.m.
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    Let's do tax SP and all religious organizations that like to get political. To start, we'll take the funds and:

    Feed the Hungry
    Shelter the Homeless
    Clothe the Naked
    Comfort the sick

  • Howard Roark Mar 14, 3:16 p.m.
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    So, "Threatening and following through with financial consequences because a business does not agree with the organizations political view" is ok?

    "Calling for a boycott does not compare with the BGEA threatening (and removing) business for the sole purpose of bullying them into supporting their ideology."

  • Anna Temple Mar 14, 2:31 p.m.
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    I think in politics it boils down to getting re-elected and money. In this case the get myself re-elected hb2 folks did not check with the show me the Money folks. Poor decision.

  • Travis Perry Mar 14, 1:41 p.m.
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    Also, lets tax all organizations like SP and see how that helps people when disaster strikes. I know, we will call in the efficient government to help. They do such a wonderful job. At least we know where you heart is.

  • Travis Perry Mar 14, 1:39 p.m.
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    Wrong one dances on the edge, the other has clearly crossed the line. Threatening and following through with financial consequences because a state does not agree with the organizations political view is crossing the line. Maybe you need to get out of the forest.

  • Howard Roark Mar 14, 1:29 p.m.
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    *For the trees

  • Howard Roark Mar 14, 1:28 p.m.
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    Spare me. I don't give a sh** about comparing Sumaritan's Purse with the NCAA. I support taxing the NCAA, as I do Sumaritan's purse. They both now dance on the very edge of what is acceptable under 501(c)(3) laws anyways. Perhaps it's you that needs the help, Travis.

    https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations/exemption-requirements-section-501-c-3-organizationshttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/31/franklin-graham-trump-won-election-hand-god/http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/11/08/franklin-graham-best-election-choice-christians-not-difficult-figure/What else do you have? Are you going to attempt to granulate the differences between the two? If so, you can't see the forest through the trees.

  • Anna Temple Mar 14, 1:25 p.m.
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    Travis, with all rhetoric aside, what do you think is the intent of the NC legislature on this matter? What is their motivation? Is it punishment for dissent?

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