Date: March 19, 2014 06:37PM
...found this interesting from the IRS website regarding the "so-called" tax status of these satellite operations;
IRC 170(b)(1)(A)(i) Exclusion—Church, or Convention or Association of Churches
The IRC 170(b)(1)(A)(i) exclusion covers a "church" or a "convention or association of churches."
Few terms in the Code have proven as difficult to define, and as fraught with controversy, given the First Amendment’s prohibition against government establishment of a religion or interference with the free exercise of religion.http://www.irs.gov/irm/part7/irm_07-026-002.html