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Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by gdeed
It is truly outrageous that all of that revenue is allowed in the hands of people who believe in magical sky fairies!
Heck, the 'Nation' known as the Vatican has more money than....."god"!
Originally posted by heyo
I thought the churches got money from donations.
are you saying we should tax donations, or do churches not pay property tax or something like that?
Originally posted by Myendica
we also need to strart taxing all those companies that barely pay taxes for the amount of money they make, like GE. i remember seeing a list of big campanies that didnt have to pay taxes, that made ridiculous amounts of money in the last 8 years, and if they had paid taxes, my guess is we wouldnt have had alot of these bailouts, well maybe we would have but we wouldnt have been hurting as much.
Originally posted by antar
Currently donations should not be taxed because they have already been taxed and when spent will be taxed again.
Originally posted by GTORick
Until then, this is just a thinly veiled anti-religious side show.
Originally posted by seax125
There is another dimesion to the 'separation of dollars and church to state' in that many churches..at least my neck of the woods...especially minority churches 'preach politics' from the pulpit and many politicians utilize this gift from 'God'. Please don't take this as anti-christian or racist in any way..it is not intended this way...I don't care what kind of church it is or who goes there...it is wrong for the churches to 'encourage' and use the church van to take voters to the poll...and 'help' many of the paritioners to vote. If they take money from politicians or use the church to vote it's members they should lose their tax status.. Period.