Churches Should Be Taxed

Since we’re in full Economic Crisis Assessment Mode, the time is ripe to talk soberly about all of the Judeo-Christian corporations disguised as spiritual organizations. They’re in the God business, and therefore need to be taxed. ***Because it costs you and me billions.*** We are not talking chump change here. Consider that for every tax dollar a religious organization does not pay, you and I pay it on its behalf. Many are among the wealthiest organizations in the world: by 1971, the amount of real and personal property owned by U.S. churches was approx. $110 billion. In New York City alone, the amount was $3 billion in 1989. A 1986 estimate showed religious income in that year of approx. $100 billion, or about five times the income of the five largest corporations in the U.S. All tax free. • For 8 more reasons go to

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