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You are correct. A federal district court in Kentucky recently dismissed a lawsuit by three atheist nonprofit organizations which would have required all churches in the U.S. to file the intrusive Form 990 each year. The court found that the atheist groups failed to suffer any particular injury at the hands of the government.

Dan Busby is president of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)—an accreditation organization that sets standards for governance, financial management, and fundraising/stewardship for churches and other nonprofits across the country.