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Time for the Religious to Pay Their Fair Share

lamiablk Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 6:08 PM
It's sad that people would stand aside for these churches to be pillaged never thinking that their church or organization is next and after that... Well, who's around to defend anyone?
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...