End tax breaks for religious organizations
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Premise: The way in which the government chooses which religious organizations to not tax seems unfair.
Conclusion: Therefore, all churches should have to pay government taxes
Premise:Religions like Scientology and the Church of The Flying Spaghetti Monster do not fulfill these criteria.
Premise:One of the Biggest reasons why Churches are not taxed is to show separation of church and state, as seen in
Supreme Court ruling of Walz v. Tax Commission of the City of New York.
Conclusion:Taxing religious organizations that follow the rules of the IRS is in strict violation of the first amendment.
Think about the consequences of taxing these organizations. All that money that would be going to the needy, would instead, be going to the IRS.
Do you really think we would not be paying the same amount of taxes, if we made churches pay taxes? Organizations like the Red Cross would cease to exist. Making the Government responsible to fill in. Where do you think the Government is going to get that money from? That's right, you and me.
Organizations like the Red Cross and YMCA are able to do what they do,because they don't have to worry about taxes. By Taxing Churches you are actually hurting people not helping, not only that, risking the chance of our taxes going up to continue the programs these organizations already do.
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