Should religions get tax exempt status?Posted by: Charliecdubs
Technically it is not against the constitution nor is it persecution but it would piss people off....But then again it would pay for every food stamp in America.... IDK guys what do you think?
Yes, now pay up!
No, you're crazy!
When the government interferes with something dear to people's hearts, it causes unrest. Taxing religion violates free speech and church-state separation.
Wow really? It figures a question like this would be raised. Yet, these churches are what provides ALL kinds of help to your local community.
Separation of Church and state would actually support them being taxed because Churches and the people that work there cannot be treated any differently than anyone else.
The should be taxed, but not as much as other services. This supports the separation of church and state without creating large fines that would put the churches out of business.
Christians talk a lot about helping the poor. But if they didn't have tax exempt status, the United States would get $7 billion from churches every year and that money would actually go to the poor and not in the pockets of priests and other church officials who are corrupt and support misogynistic, homophobic systems.
I don't hear about people taxing atheist organisations.