A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

Court of Appeals Considers Neo-Pagan Tax Exemption Case

By Robert Gavin

An attorney representing Catskill [N.Y.] asked the state’s highest court Tuesday to deny tax-exempt status for a small neo-pagan religious group operating on a three-acre property in Palenville.

The Cybeline Revival, a pagan faith that worships the mother goddess Cybele, has received tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service but was rejected by town officials when it sought property tax exemptions rejections in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The not-for-profit organization, known as Maetreum of Cybele, Magna Mater Inc., challenged its denial before acting state Supreme Court Justice Richard Platkin, who sided with the town in 2012 following a trial. The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court reversed the decision, finding the property should be tax-exempt under religious use, which sent the case before the Court of Appeals.

Read the full article

Comments are closed.