06
Jan
07

Taxing Churches

The main argument against taxing churches is that it would limit their ability to do good works. I think that’s crap, but that’s not the only reason I think churches should be taxed. Churches use a lot of local services. If they’re not going to be taxed, then they can’t call the fire department when they’re burning down. They can’t call the police when they’ve been vandalized or this week’s collection has been stolen. They can’t call an ambulance if the preacher has a heart attack. They’ll have to find a way to start their own mail service. They can’t call the city or township if a water main breaks, a storm takes out the electricity, or their basement fills with sewage. As a taxpayer, I pay when churches need any of these services, and I don’t want my money doing anything to help any kind of religious institution.

Advertisements

0 Responses to “Taxing Churches”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Top Posts

Disclaimer

I am not perfect. I do my best to practice what I preach, but I am human. My mantra is, "DO NO HARM". I may not always succeed, but I will always try. My goal is to be a better person today than I was yesterday.

Fair Use Notice

FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. Incidentally, this notice itself was swiped from Spiiderweb and Dave Away From Home

%d bloggers like this: