For that matter, if we were actually a Christian country, as these charlatans would have us believe, why are all spending cuts directed at those who can least afford them? Do they really think Jesus would approve of handing over the money of hard working people to oil companies who don’t need it? Would Jesus really think it was a good idea to tax the average family so heavily, while giving GE a few billion of their hard-earned money?…
Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of this shit.
Look; based on the First Amendment, everyone has the right to believe in any religious crap you wish to believe, and the government can do nothing about it, as long as it doesn’t affect public safety and security (virgin sacrifices are out, for example). But that’s only part of the deal. You see, out of respect for everyone’s religious freedom, churches and other religious groups promise to keep your personal religion out of the public debate. In return for keeping church and state separate, churches get to enjoy tax-free status for all religious activities.
If churches are going to wipe the church state dividing line clean, anyway, and act more like political organizations, then they might as well give up their tax exemption, and start paying up
If Church-State Separation Doesn’t Matter, start Taxing Churches!
Posted on March 26, 2011
Posted in: Religious Right & Rights