TAX THE CHURCHES TO FIX OUR DEFICIT

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We have a huge deficit in America, yet the average pay for a preacher is no less than $200,000 a year with all expenses, car, and home all paid for. We the people was NOT built on the fears of religion and it is time to move forward to stop this abuse, fraud and lies set about by money hungry organizations using religion to HIDE MONEY! Many businesses use the church as an excuse to have tax free purchases put on their tax forms to SCAM THE IRS.
The FIRST AMENDMENT is FREEDOM of RELIGION, not FREEDOM TO SCAM THE COUNTRY THANKS TO RELIGION! It is not protecting anyone who is not pushing agendas and lies that cause harm and suffrage upon so many! It doesn't allow anyone who is non religious the same benefits as those who will fraud their communities and then ask for money to only use on buying airplanes and fur coats.

We need to look at the serious actions that the churches have done in the past and realize that this means of worship is not LOVE oriented nor is it HELPING THE COUNTRY, rather it is bias, abusive, more and more aggressive and it incites anger, hate and murder every single day. WHY do we not TAX the churches income, the buildings property and those employed by the church as we would any mechanic? At least a mechanic actually gets you moving in a REAL and PROFITABLE (you can get to work and feed your kids if you have a working car) manner!

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Church nowadays is nothing but a business to scam people out of their hard earned money for the church committee to squander and use for their own pleasure. Even Jesus said render unto ceasar what is ceasar's. Religious organizations MUST be held accountable to pay taxes like the rest of US citizens, no exceptions!!!
Church nowadays is nothing but a business to scam people out of their hard earned money for the cgurch committee to squander and use for their own pleasure. They must be taxed heavily for their sins.
Church nowadays is nothing but a business to scam people out of their hard earned money for the cgurch committee to squander and use for their own pleasure. They must be taxed heavily for their sins.
Church nowadays is nothing but a business to scam people out of their hard earned money for the cgurch committee to squander and use for their own pleasure. They must be taxed heavily for their sins.
From a BigThink article:
http://bigthink.com/21st-century-spirituality/how-to-make-71-billion-a-year-tax-the-churches

"According to a University of Tampa study, not taxing churches is taking an estimated $71 billion from our economy every year, and this fact remains largely unquestioned.

The general argument over why churches do not pay taxes goes like this: If there is a separation of church and state, then the state (or fed) has no right to collect money from the church. In exchange, churches cannot use their clout to influence politics."

Yet religious institutions across the country are using their monetary gains to influence or support their political agendas. The time has come for religious institutions to have their tax-exempt status revoked.

For those curious, here's the study from the University of Tampa:
http://www.secularhumanism.org/index.php?section=fi&page=cragun_32_4
From a BigThink article:
http://bigthink.com/21st-century-spirituality/how-to-make-71-billion-a-year-tax-the-churches

"According to a University of Tampa study, not taxing churches is taking an estimated $71 billion from our economy every year, and this fact remains largely unquestioned.

The general argument over why churches do not pay taxes goes like this: If there is a separation of church and state, then the state (or fed) has no right to collect money from the church. In exchange, churches cannot use their clout to influence politics."

Yet religious institutions across the country are using their monetary gains to influence or support their political agendas. The time has come for religious institutions to have their tax-exempt status revoked.

For those curious, here's the study from the University of Tampa:
http://www.secularhumanism.org/index.php?section=fi&page=cragun_32_4
Freedom of Religion Does Not mean a free ride from paying taxes. All Religious organizations Must be held accountable for paying their share of taxes. Religions take money from people & build houses, hotels, recreation facilities, stores, and many other income producing businesses. If you are serious about the deficit, then start with the largest money making business in the world that is getting a free ride...Religious organizations.
Tax exempt status for religious organizations has created many money making schemes hid behind "religion". Any & all religious organizations should pay taxes. Freedom of religion does not mean a free ride by not paying taxes.
Church and State must be separate in every way with no special privileges, especially fiscal ones inferred. No more God Bless America. We need to bless ourselves instead.
Religions are in business to take money in, not pay it out. Religions should be taxed like all other businesses because that is what they are.