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  •  BBC2 did a documentary on the Mormon (0+ / 0-)

    faith.

    Here's an excerpt from that doc, with an interview with an LDS apostle, Jeffrey R. Holland, pointing out that candidates of all faiths pledge loyalty to their god.

    Even the candidate "Osama"..(around the 2 minute mark).

    More info about the doc here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/...

    Maher's seemed to single out the Mormon church.  The Catholic church has some mighty fine "castles" too.

    Whether Bill likes it or not, part of the freedom of religion is the ability to donate monies to the religion of your choice.

    And not have that money taxed.

    •  No, it's not. (0+ / 0-)

      "part of the freedom of religion is the ability to donate monies to the religion of your choice.

      And not have that money taxed."
      --Freedom of religion should not apply to money, which is property. Show me a religious belief that is based on giving money tax-free to institutions, please. Hint: there isn't one.

      •  The power to tax is the power to destroy. (0+ / 0-)

        Giving government the power to shut down churches is the ultimate violation of the freedom of religion.

        "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

        by JamesGG on Sun May 06, 2012 at 03:34:46 PM PDT

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