The 501c3 designation is what has destroyed the church

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    It's the very 1st clause of the 1st sentence....the tax exemption actually seems to violate this sentiment:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,
     
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    There are at least two other arguments that can be made.

    We don’t tax gifts below a certain threshold for anyone. So why would we treat a gift to a church any differently.

    The establishment clause was written to prevent a national religion and to prevent the federal government from interfering with state established religions which were perfectly constitutional.
     
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    And was expressly written to prevent the federal government from interfering with state established religions of which half the states had at the time the constitution was ratified.
     
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    I agree, but the first Amendment protects a church DOUBLY. They dont need the IRS' permission to speak on ANYTHING
     
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    Why do individuals who receive a gift from others get a tax break?
     
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    It was written to prevent Congress from passing a law respecting an establishment of religion...I'm sure there were other side effects other than what the words expressly mean, wouldn't deny that.
     
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    If you give someone a gift of $10,000 why would it need to be taxed?

    It’s already been taxed.
     
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    there's a lot of double, triple sometimes quadruple tax fuckery going on. its gross
     
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    No. It was literally written to prevent the federal government from interfering with state established religions.
     
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    Seems really daft to have worded it that way, granting your premise. "no, it wasnt written to prevent congress from passing a law respecting the establishment of religion DESPITE that's what it says verbatim."

    If I grant you that, it means it was daftly written.
     

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