Church In Des Moines Appeals IRS Denial Of Tax-Exempt Status

(Des Moines, IA) -- A religious group based in Des Moines is appealing denial of 501(c)(3) tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service.

The Iowaska Church of Healing uses a plant-based psychedelic drug that has DMT in it, which is a hallucinogenic banned under the Federal Controlled Substances Act.

In question is a 2006 U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the federal government for taking the same drug from a similar group.

The Iowaska Church website does not list an address but has a registered office in Des Moines.

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