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Must Religious Organizations Be Required To Admit Non-Adherents as Members?

Gary W2 Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 9:48 AM
For too long, we have accepted the enemy's limits on our faith and action. They lull us to sleep, while they shave our heads. WAKE UP! The lives of you, your children and later generations depend on us defending our faith. Every time The Church has failed to stand for right, MILLIONS have died. The Crusades, Napoleon, Hitler, Stalin, Mao... Share, but do not be sheared. By the way, a Gentleman is one who uses only that force required to accomplish his rightful purposes.

About five years ago, I had the privilege of making a presentation before the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, a European intergovernmental organization established to protect, among other things, international “human rights.” While there, a prominent European atheist group also did a presentation claiming that churches across the world are violating the rights of atheists by excluding them from church membership.

Of course, this was news to me. So I listened.

Their argument went this way: governments subsidize churches directly through tax support, such as in Europe, or indirectly through tax exemptions, such as in the...