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  •  How do opponents of the decision reconcile (4+ / 0-)
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    lexington1, Debby, dotsright, Amber6541

    A charity contribution to build a church that will only be used for religious services is 100% tax deductible and 100% religious, but the government does not violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment because the government does not choose the religion.

    So why should this ruling be any different when there is a dilution factor in that some receiving schools will not be religious and the religious schools provide non-religious education in addition to religious instruction.

    Opponents of this decision should make a direct attack on this issue, by challenging the tax deductibility of purely religious charity contributions.  If 100% religious purposes are tax advantaged, how can purposes that are 20% religious be denied their tax advantage because they are partially religious?

    The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

    by nextstep on Sun Apr 10, 2011 at 08:48:47 AM PDT

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