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Should churches be allowed to keep their tax exempt status?
Religion

dueonmaplestreet
Jan 17, 2009
13 votes
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They are run like a business they should be treated like one


hottubwille
Jan 22, 2009
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Rebuttal to: frankiej4189 Show

I can't believe you actually said churches are not in the wealthy business. Maybe the most least well thought out comment I have ever read from you. Churches ARE the wealth business! From the catholic church that has more money then god to the crazy evangelicals who live in huge mansions and have their own planes. Good can be done and is done outside the relm of religion.

The separation of church and state is a concept that has nothing to do with their tax free status.

TAX'EM!

 
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They are holy institutions and therefore do not answer to the laws of man.


thoughtprocess
Jan 17, 2009
1 convinced
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Tax them! NOW!

 
hottubwille
Jan 17, 2009
0 convinced
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Tax'em. It's unfair to everyone not to do so .

 
ruedecascades
Jan 17, 2009
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Would saying preachers shouldn't pay road taxes and speeding tickets because they are holy men and therefore above the law ???

Are churches made of holy bricks ?

If it needs money to run it also means churches work on human administration and not spiritual one.
Spirituality has nothing to do with money !


 
dueonmaplestreet
Jan 17, 2009
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: idiminish Show

Where are you at? Churches don't get involved in politics? WTF?

Prop 8 was a mormon deal. They brokered it, they funded most of it, they saw it through.

Abortion, the anti abortion argument is God.

George W Bush set up an office of faith based organizations.

Churches insist on attempting to manipulate politics.

 


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