Discussion in 'Politics' started by Luddly Neddite, Jan 17, 2013.
How long are we gonna put up with being forced to pay their share?
Do you know how much money the churches give to charity . help the homeless, help women who come from an abusive relation. With NO help from the government with the exception of lower taxes. I bet if you tax them more they would not provide these services .
Luddite should look up 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization before he makes a complete fool of himself, again.
luddite should look up how much Google and G.E. paid in taxes last yer.
Better yet, start your own "ministry" and pay no taxes!
While I know some churches take in a lot of money, I also know some churches barely getting by and giving all they can to the community. Tax them and the won't be able to give as much to the community. You can say goodbye to free lunches, community suppers, our cities winter shelters for men and women, gas vouchers, bus passes, etc. etc. etc. I'm not sure that's a good idea. Of course, you could just tax all the churches and then pay the money to the ones that offer the help, but people have already decided that's against the law, mixing state and religion. Funny, I hand out lunches to the poor every Monday and the only prayer we've had is the one started by one of our customers, which we told him was inappropriate to ask other people to join him in, we however, offered to put his name in the prayer book where the whole church could pray for him on Sunday during church services.
Where do people get these ideas?
Oh, right, from listening to Liberals talk
well the Revvvvreeend Al Sharpton and Jessy Jackson does it..If it's good enough for them
Nope. Its not enough. Most churches do nothing but have their services, compare each other clothing, eat pancakes in the basement and then lock the doors. The churches sit empty all week when they could be utilized as shelter for the homeless.
OTOH, churches break the law when they preach politics. If they want to have a say in politics, they should pay taxes.
I ASSSume others pass out lunches on other days, as well as breakfast and lunch. Or, it is like the churches who feed the poor on Thanksgiving and xmas while letting them go hungry the rest of the year?
Frankly, I don't care if churches do anything at all. I DO care that they don't have to pay the same taxes as the rest of us even though they are often quite profitable.
Yeah, I know, some are not profitable but most are.
Churches are a racket, a very profitable racket.
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