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Time for the Religious to Pay Their Fair Share

Bob115 Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 11:48 AM
The religious DO pay their fair share! They are taxed like everyone else. What the past government recognized is that it is tacky to tax donations ostensibly given to God, but they couldn't say that because there are organizations that are GODLESS who still do good things for society. Why exclude these? So my question is, by "religious" do they mean ALL non-profit organizations, secular or no? Or do they mean "just those pesky Christians and Jews"? If the latter then they are just another persecutor of Biblical believers.
DWinch Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 12:26 PM
I'm guessing Muslims will be exempt, just a hunch!
geotay Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 2:28 PM
Sure, if it is limited to religions....
DrBarbara Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 12:10 PM
You are right on, Bob. And I can guarantee you that the taxes are for the "pesky Christians and Jews."
DrBarbara Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 12:10 PM
You are right on, Bob. And I can guarantee you that the taxes are for the "pesky Christians and Jews."
There is a movement underway in Europe to remove the tax exemptions churches have enjoyed for centuries.

In Spain and Italy this attempt is being broadly pursued, while in Britain it is being done piecemeal.

For example, in Spain and Italy the special tax status of churches and their ministries are being openly targeted by political leaders who want to get their hands into church coffers.

Ricardo Rubio, a city councilman in Alcala de Henares, Spain, says he, and those who share his view, “want to make a statement that the costs of the...