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Big Dave(OZ)
almost nine years ago

Churches aren\'t taxed because politicians don\'t want to go to hell. Or don\'t want people to think they\'re going to hell. It would be really interesting to see just how much money the churches actually have. We have a church over here that actually owns a breakfast cereal company, and I\'m pretty certain they receive some tax free status for their business, because the profits go to the church. Seems to be a bit of an unfair advantage to me.

almost nine years ago

Tax them is right. While we do actually have separation in the U.S., it\'s not always upheld. It\'s one of those fuzzy areas that the Supreme Court kinda bats around, applying it one minute and not the next. It\'s actually a combination of the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause.

In any case, in a country so controlled by the dominant religion of the day as we are, it seems like a pointless debate to even have. When the previous President condoned the abuses of children by the Catholic Church by deeming the Pope immune to any accountability, I would argue that we as a nation were sold out to God.

Too bad we don\'t get any money out of the deal.

almost nine years ago

In the words of the late, great George Carlin, \"Tax those motherfuckers!\"

Separation of church and state doesn\'t exist in the United States. I believe what you are referring to is the establishment clause.