Will Ludwig Otto Sue the IRS for Fraud, Abuse of Powers, and Discrimination Against Christians?
I Don't Believe It!
I won the 2008 Democratic Primary for US Congress from Texas District 6 by beating my opponent, Fort Worth Attorney Steve Bush.I don’t believe the IRS!They never once questioned my fund raising during the race against Steve and Republican 30 year incumbent Joe Barton.Maxine and I paid the bills out of our salaries.I worked for Tarrant County College and Maxine worked for the University of Dallas.But now that we represent a Christian organization the tells the world about Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, they attack us.I don’t believeit!
Dr. Ludwig Otto: 82 years old
I Was Mad and Vowed to Fight the IRS
Bold Christian University is an amazingsuccess story.Founded in 1983, BCU has students from places in this world that most folks never heard of, and BCU is 100% free (We will send you copies of our material.Email email@example.com for copies.
Yes, you read that last line right: no cost for tuition, no cost for books, and no cost to graduate.100% free and we never ask students, or anyone else for money.
We take seriously :
·when Jesus said “Foxes have holes and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to rest His head"
·when Paul supported his ministry by making tents
·and most of the disciples were self-employed entrepreneurs (fisherman, tax collectors, medical doctors)
We never ask anyone for money. I supported BCU by working as an educator in the Fort Worth – Dallas area (I retired in 2015 at age 81 as an award winning, tenured, full professor of English at Tarrant County College).
Why Sue the IRS? Outline!
So, when the IRS agent told me to close my 501C3 IRS approved nonprofit corporation, I was …
·and now I am happy!
I Was Surprised!
I Was Surprised ...
because the IRS Agent said we were in violation of the “public charity” requirement of a 501C3 IRS approved nonprofit.that we had to raise money from the public to pay our expenses.We were approved by the IRS in 2004 and the Agent came to our house in April 2016.We had received about $300 total contributions during that 12 year period and had reported the $300 when received on our annual IRS 990 Government tax report. The IRS Agent saidwhat we were doing was worthwhile and in keeping with our stated purpose, but we were in violation of IRS tax law by not getting more money from the public.
Then I Was Mad!
I have been in education as a professor and administrator since 1953.First, in the military (New York National Guard) and computer industry with NCR, Honeywell and the University of Computer Sciences, next with Southern Baptist Churches, and then with colleges and universities.
My goal has always been the same: to help others reach their full potential in the subject I was teaching. I enjoy teaching. I never thought of it as work.
For example, I founded and was CEO of the University of Computer Sciences (UCS) in 1966 and it quickly grew to 20 campus locations in Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and New Jersey.UCS was approved by State and Federal agencies:
·The United States Department of Justice
·Texas Department of Education
·Louisiana Department of Education
·Missouri Department of Education
·Arkansas Department of Education
UCS had on its Board of Directors:
·David Mahood, Executive Vice President of First City National Bank of Houston, Texas
·John R. Cope, Attorney, Bracewell & Patterson
·Donald E. Nickelson, Managing Partner, Paine Weber, Jacksonand Curtis,
·H. G. Symonds, Jr, , President, Houston National Bank
·D. S. Osborne, Financial Advisor, Quintana Petroleum, Houston
·Marc E. Grossberg, Attorney, Fulbright, Crooker, Freeman, Bates, and Jaworski, Houston
·Guy D. Davidson, Vice President, Liberty National Bank, Houston
·Dr. John H. Carmichael, Dean, Essex County College, New Jersey
·Dr. Rudy Aguilar, Dean, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
We offered computer training at modest prices to students who desperately needed practical, workplace insights into the fastest growing industry of the 1960’s and early 70’s.
With the experience I had with UCS it was easy to help Paul Quinn College and President Lee Monroe raise millions of dollars to improve its new Dallas Campus, after it moved to Dallas from Waco, Texas. As Director of Federal and Foundation Grants I was assigned the responsibility to fly many times to the Department of Labor and Department of Education in Washington, DC and supervise HBCU (Historically Black College and University) grants.to strengthen HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
The IRS condemned BCU because we had not gone begging for money and had built a powerhouse of a Christian institution the way Paul, and Peter, and John had built the early church: through hard work and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Bold Christian University was told that it could not raise money in the future, because it had not raised money in the past.
And Now I Am Happy! I Will Not Sue the IRS!
Matthew 5“9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
“That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Ephesians 3:16-19)
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Visit other web sites by Dr. Ludwig Otto:
Bold Christian University www.bcuniversity.net
Franklin Publishing Company www.franklinpublishing.net
London Press www.londonpress.us
United States Academic Publishing Company www.unitedstatespublishing.net
Franklin Development Group www.franklindevelopment.org
Ludwig Otto Associates/Consultants www.ludwigotto.com
United States Christian University www.uschristianu.net