Saturday, October 29, 2005

Tax The Church!

Source: CNN
"Janet Mavis Marcusse was convicted of defrauding 577 people of $12.7 million and laundering the money through bank accounts opened under the names of nonexistent churches. Marcusse presented her scheme as a way for investors to capitalize on the tax-free status of churches."
Yet another reason why we shouldn't give churches (mosques, synagoges, or temples for that matter) tax free status. Basically, this is just the same thing as giving free money to the church. What we need is better laws protecting the sepration of chruch and state. At the time being, I believe, the only laws we have prohibit congress from establishing an official religion and eliminating any religious qualifications for goverment positions.

This is a very important issue these days. Who's with me?

2 Comments:

Blogger vjack said...

To the extent that churches are going to continue to meddle in politics, they should certainly be taxed. Beyond that, the issue becomes more complicated.

3:07 AM, October 30, 2005  
Anonymous scody said...

I dig...
only... if atheists were more likely to congregate (which of course we don't... ) they should at least be afforded the same...

12:09 PM, November 01, 2005  

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