There were a couple of perplexing short pieces about war tax resister Richard Stenhouse in Jet magazine in :
Harlem Cleric Defies U.S., Refuses to Pay Taxes
A 37-year-old white pastor of Harlem’s predominantly-Negro Presbyterian Church of the Master faced seizure of his automobile and personal property because he refuses to pay $344.81 in Federal income taxes. The Rev. Richard Stenhouse, associate pastor at Church of the Master, told Jet, “religious conviction and belief prevents me from paying that part of my tax (approximately 80 per cent) which is earmarked for military expenditure.” The taxes due are $192.27 for and $157.54 for . The government in attached Rev. Stenhouse’s salary for taxes due. “I don’t refuse to pay taxes per se,” Rev. Stenhouse declared, “I simply refuse to support military expenditures.”
Refused to Pay Taxes, Seize Cleric’s Bank Account
A 37-year-old associate pastor at Harlem’s Presbyterian Church of the Master, who over has refused to pay Federal income taxes because he objects to U.S. military expenditures, learned that his $35 personal bank account has been attached by the government as partial payment of a $344.81 tax bill for . Rev. Richard Stenhouse declared that “religious conviction and belief” prohibit him from paying that part of his U.S. income taxes (approximately 80 per cent) earmarked for military expenditures. Rev. Stenhouse disclosed that the Internal Revenue Service has also moved to attach his church salary for the balance of taxes due.
I think the second article gets it right, while the first one pictures Stenhouse’s partner-in-ministry Rev. Malcolm Evans.
I’m surprised I haven’t come across Stenhouse before in my research. There weren’t a whole lot of war tax resisters in the U.S. in .