I'm not a part of your brand name religions. Where's my tax exempt place of worship? Why do we foot the bill for your almighty religions when we don't believe in them?
one of the greatest bits of religious hucksterism in american history. The Orthadox Jews near where I live claim their homes are temples so they can live tax free and thats perfectly ok with conservatives yet we're the lazy moochers
it's literally snakeoil salesmen: here's a cureall to your troubles! Now pay up! it's all for the good lord wink wink
Wanna hear the biggest Joke in the constitution? Yeah ha ha ha people believed that separation of church and state business!! WE pulled one over on them!
Conservatives ignore this issue when talking about funding for abortion or gay marriage write offs
Profits are profits.
A church can't be taxed. The end.
Lyndon Johnson's unconstitutional legislation against political activity of churches.
Trump said he's going to repeal what Johnson did.
I really don't care what your religious beliefs, sexual orientation or stance on abortion is, Janet. But please get your facts straight.
Churches are indeed tax exempt, as are any non-profit abortion facilities, such as PP, and any non-profit LGBT organizations, any and all non-profits. Tax exempt...neither the government, nor the taxpayers "foot the bill" for churches. They have funded PP since 1970, though.
The "separation of church and state" is not in the Constitution. It was a phrase used in a political letter written by Thomas Jefferson on January 1, 1802. On January 3, 1802 Jefferson attended church services held in the House (of Representatives), as he did throughout the remainder of his two terms. As did his successor, and they continued to be held there until after the Civil War, IIRC.
He certainly believed that the government should not establish a religion. His letter was actually prompted because he, rightfully, believed that it was not his place as president to declare special fasting and thanksgiving days for religions, as his predecessors had done. He obviously did not feel that holding church services (rotating denominations) in government facilities was a problem, however, as evidenced by the fact that he attended services there only two days after writing the letter.
Maybe we're thinking about this all wrong. What if we all started making up our own religions?