In an article titled, D.C. Church Avoids Paying Taxes on Vacant Properties, ABC 7 says:
“A D.C. church is under fire for its efforts to avoid paying taxes. Now, some residents in the District’s Shaw neighborhood are calling the Shiloh Baptist church downright shady.”
Then the quote a woman who says:
“It’s sheisty is what it is,” said Danielle Boudreaux, a D.C. resident. “It is sheisty — it doesn’t go along with what I think the core values of a church should be.”
It’s actually the reporter who calls the practice “Shady”. I’m just saying…
Anyway, I hope they do have to pay higher taxes for these properties but I also think ABC really overdid the “Shady” bit (you have to watch the video to see what I mean).