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Christian Man Who Won’t Pay Taxes to Fund Abortion Wins in Court

Christian Man Who Won’t Pay Taxes to Fund Abortion Wins in Court
February 27
16:26 2019

A patriotic Christian man who refuses to pay income taxes, because he does not want the government using his tax dollars to fund abortions, has won his first day in court.

Like many Christians and other Americans – nearly 60% in fact – Oregon man, Michael Bowman, opposes taxpayers funding abortion. However, unlike most Americans, he is willing to defy the Internal Revenue Service to avoid doing so.

According to local newspaper The Oregonian, Bowman is a 53-year-old Christian and contract engineer in Columbia City, Oregon. He has refused to file a tax return or pay taxes since 1999. His reason? The federal government’s using his tax dollars to fund the abortion industry.

“I’m not a tax protester. I love my country,” he told the paper. “I have a duty to my country. I have a duty to my conscience.”

Indicted for Felony Tax Evasion

The IRS has sent him numerous warnings over unpaid taxes from 2002 to 2014, and in 2012 the Oregon Department of Revenue began garnishing money from Bowman’s bank account. In response, he started cashing out his paychecks and leaving only a minimum balance in his account.

This, federal prosecutors say, constituted “removing his income from the reach of taxing authorities.” They indicted him for felony tax evasion in the amount of $356,857, as well as four misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file tax returns.

Bowman’s attorney, Matthew Schindler, argued that his client was fully transparent every step of the way, from disclosing all of his paychecks to cashing them at his own bank, under his own name.

“Like a player collapsing as they lose Twister, the government has reached too far forward and stretched way too far back,” his motion to dismiss read.

In what many believe to be a surprising, yet encouraging victory for Bowman, US District Judge Michael Mosman sided with Bowman on the felony charge, ruling that the feds failed to show he attempted to conceal income or deceive the government. Prosecutors remain free to re-introduce the charge in the future and are currently weighing whether to do so.

Bowman elaborated on his stand in a recent interview with CBN News.

“First, I would love to pay taxes so as to have a normal life. However, our government is using the tax dollars to fund Planned Parenthood; which commits abortions – the death of the innocent,” Bowman said. “Apparently, a woman has the right to choose, but evidently, I do not.”

He also took aim at the common rejoinder that every American citizen has to pay taxes for things with which they might personally disagree, such as war. “You see, the Constitution grants certain abilities to the government, e.g., funding the military, but killing children is not a Constitutional backed, compelling interest of the government by any stretch of the imagination,” Bowman explained.

Bowman vowed that he would continue his one-man tax revolt as long as the government continues to fund the abortion industry.

“My effort is about standing up, standing firm for my Constitutional rights, and getting the government to honor title 42 Chapter 21.b  The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, so that I may live a peaceful life, and in the end face God, and hopefully have Him say, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!” he said.

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  1. Bryce Thompson
    Bryce Thompson March 02, 20:11

    19,000 children die each day, and you want to bring more children into our world to suffer immeasurably in poverty, sickness, and starvation? are you going to give these children a good life, free of poverty, sickness, and starvation? the world is over populated, and these are the end times, and it will not be good for people with children, Saul’s God told Saul to kill every man, woman, and child, what do you think about Saul’s God?

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    • stewartinoz
      stewartinoz March 02, 22:18

      Read a bit more about why this command was given.

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    • Dee
      Dee March 04, 19:21

      Then for people that can’t afford to care for their kids how about forced sterilization instead of baby murdering and fetus murdering?

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    • Tal
      Tal March 05, 01:11

      If you don’t want children, don’t get pregnant. A far better solution then killing one of Gods children.

      By the way, the World is not over populated, it is over controlled by an group of greedy power hungry, devil worshiping people who have been mislead by Satan to brainwash everyone into believing crap like overpopulation, water shortages, etc., Besides that the IRS income tax came to exist out of a fraud committed against the US population.

      Poverty, sickness and starvation, war and other evil tragedies are created by the Super Wealthy Global Elite, such as the Rothschild’s, who have enough money to feed, cloth and shelter every man, woman and child on this planet. If you had that kind of money would you help people or just help yourself?

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    • doknonuttin
      doknonuttin April 14, 19:47

      Brother Bryce….how many of these poverty strickened, sick, starving children have you personally cared for and brought into your home. Do you really believe killing these kids is a better solution.

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  2. TA1
    TA1 March 02, 21:21

    fine, so if I’m opposed to war, I don’t have to pay my taxes either.

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    • Roy
      Roy March 03, 05:47

      I’m against my tax dollars being wasted on life sentences for convicted murders .. free housing, medical, etc!! Same for ALL those illegal aliens in this country!

      Reply to this comment
  3. Jerry
    Jerry March 02, 21:37

    Sided with him on the felony charges ONLY.

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  4. stewartinoz
    stewartinoz March 02, 22:15

    The comment about bringing more children with the underlying implication that aborting children is good. Wake up, smell the roses and read about numbers of children per couple to maintain a Civilisation. Next consider if this concept is practiced in Islam then think about it.

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  5. WillyZ
    WillyZ March 02, 22:31

    It’s much easier to avoid taxes: Do it as Larry’s favorite Saint does it – create 6 (some say it was even 10) bankruptcies and you don’t pay taxes.

    And as the great N. Korea dealmaker said: “That makes me smart.” In other words, everybody who pays taxes is anything but smart.

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    • Planters
      Planters April 18, 22:12

      What the H*ll are you talking about. Trump pays taxes. Obviously you do not understand that rich people can afford accountants which may make it appear that they don’t because previous losses can be spread out over multiple years.

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