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They are not wanting to give up their tax status. They are challenging the Johnson Amendment as unconstitutional. Our Founding Fathers gave churches tax exempt status because if the government can tax someone they can control them and they did not want the government to control churches. They understood that we need the church to be the moral guide for society. Sometimes everyone should go back and read what the Founding Fathers said about why they did what they did, they were very very smart men. They also lost everything, their wealth, their status and even their lives to give us this great country we have the privilege to live in.
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