Panel to Assess Church Financial Accountability

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Tax exempt religous groups are closely monitored by the government and watchdog agencies.

In 2009, Sen. Chuck Grassley launched an investigation into the practices of several media-based ministries to make sure they were not misusing financial contributions.

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability has now formed an independent commission to help address policy issues raised by Sen. Grassley and others when it comes to religous organizations.

CBN News spoke with Michael Batts, chairman of the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations.

Click play for his comments on what the commission hopes to accomplish for establishing financial accountability of churches and ministries.

He also discusses how much the government should intervene when it comes to regulating non-profit organizations.

Originally published on Friday, February 17th.

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