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When the Heavy Hand of Government Gets to Decide What’s Religious and What’s Not

By The Hand Club For Kids v. Illinois Department of Employment Security

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Summary

The Illinois Department of Employment Security attempted to assess unemployment compensation taxes to By The Hand Club For Kids, a ministry of The Moody Church, even though it had qualified as nontaxable since its creation in 2001. The ministry has provided chapel services and Bible studies in addition to free food and medical care to underprivileged children.

Legal Documents

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Date
Appellate Court
12/30/2020
Trial Court
7/18/2018

Biographies

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Jeremiah Galus
Jeremiah Galus
Senior Counsel
Jeremiah Galus serves as senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, where he is a key member of the Center for Christian Ministries.