by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 1/04/13, 04:00 pm
A conservative Christian fellowship in England is appealing the U.K. Charity Commission’s decision to deny it charity status because it does not offer a “public benefit.”
The Charity Commission said the Preston Down Trust, a part of the Plymouth Brethren community, does not contribute to the community at large because of its separatist tendencies. The group’s exclusivity disqualifies it for the significant tax exemptions available to charities, the commission ruled.