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And this is why churches should pay taxes!

MoonTiger 7 Feb 5
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The hypocritical nature of churches I think I hold myself to a higher standard then even the Evangelistic to voted for Trump

Mpolski Level 3 Feb 5, 2019

That megachurch pastor, Joel Osteen, who also likes to teach the prosperity gospel, was late in taking in/helping the Houston people when that hurricane did its work in that area.

gsiamne Level 8 Feb 5, 2019

He only did it when pressured


Religious Dickwads

bobwjr Level 9 Feb 5, 2019

Not many churches actually do the work Jesus taught.

vnufall Level 7 Feb 5, 2019

Surprised? You shouldn't be..

Charlene Level 9 Feb 5, 2019

The churches probably realise their property would be destroyed before long. Not that that's a good defense. Christianity and property should not be bed-fellows.

brentan Level 8 Feb 5, 2019

but they love the poor just like their god loves us all right??????? Nothing but hypocrites!!!!!


Are you sure that’s true? I like to bash churches as much as anybody but I’d like to make sure it’s true in this case.


13 % is about the usual %. Only because of the extreme cold. an ordinary 'code blue' would only bring in 5%.
I was helped a few years back by a congregation; it was genuine help
I'm dealing here with real Estate taxes.
In a conversation with the church board I made an acceptable suggestion.
That the Religious exemption should be replaced by a religious category of the educational exemption.
then the organization / church / congregation would need to show 5 days a week of some demonstrable public educational value.
only 4 days ; pay 20% of tax
3 days pay 40% etc. etc
seems fair to me.

As far as salaries are concerned. Employees do pay income tax, but are exempted from Social Security.

Comments please
\Any support.

pgrobinson Level 5 Feb 12, 2019
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