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.


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