IRS Revokes Tax-Exempt Status of Peter LaBarbera’s Anti-Gay Hate Group ‘Americans for Truth About Homosexuality’

Peter (aka "Porno Pete") LaBarbera's hate group Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) has had its tax-exempt status revoked, according to Ex-Gay Watch:

Labarbera According to the IRS, the tax-exempt status of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) was revoked on 5/10/2010 (PDF). The reason for this action is listed by the reporting organization Guidestar as a “failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years.”  These forms are required of legitimate non-profit organizations for review by the IRS and the public.

While the current incarnation of AFTAH appears to have been active since 2006, we found only one form 990-EZ on file — for the year 2009 (PDF).  In this, total receipts are listed as $110.000, out of which Peter LaBarbera received a salary of $75,000.  For perspective, this is approximately the same salary plus benefits claimed by Exodus president Alan Chambers.  Exodus lists eleven employees and a million dollar budget.

According to the IRS documentation on revocations (PDF), AFTAH can no longer be considered a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, and there is no process for appeal.

(via scott wooledge)

Posted August 1, 2011 at 9:16am ETC by Andy Towle
in News, Peter LaBarbera