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    where you get this from:

    Don't they already HAVE access to 20-30% more cash than a comparable business based on their total income?
    what does that mean, exactly?

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    by TrueBlueMajority on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 02:33:26 PM PDT

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    •  If they are not paying taxes (0+ / 0-)

      They have that money for their own personal uses. In most cases that amounts to 20-30% of the money that a tax-paying business with a similar income would have.

      Since churches serve no real function other than as a social club and political organization and their primary function is to raise money, they are, frankly for-profit businesses, not really any different from a bowling alley or a gym, and should be treated as such.

      It is long past time we stopped pretending that churches and priests keep the big bad sky God from smiting us all and thus pretending they serve a useful function deserving of special treatment.

      All churches should pay taxes just like any other politically-oriented business organization. And should have to report the sources of their funding and their expenditures just like any other political business.

      •  i don't know any churches that make a profit (0+ / 0-)

        but i don;t live in megachurch land either

        sorry you've had such a negative experience.

        i assume it is impossible for you to believe that all churches are not as you have painted them.

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        by TrueBlueMajority on Thu Aug 08, 2013 at 08:16:44 PM PDT

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