Monday, August 1, 2011
The IRS has revoked the tax exempt status of the anti-gay hate group, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH). President Peter “Porno Pete” LaBarbera, 47, founded the group in 1996, according to his website, but took it full time in 2006.
The action, which is not subject to an appeal, is permanent.
“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,” writes David Roberts of Ex-Gay Watch.
“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.”
Wayne Besen of Truth Wins Out, dubbed LaBarbera “Porno Pete.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center gave the AFTAH its hate group designation.