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Atheists Take IRS To Court Over Preferential Treatment Given To Religious Organizations

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/atheists-take-irs-to-court-over-preferential-treatment-given-to-religious-organizations/politics/2013/11/26/79334#.UpTPgOLJLRh

 

From the article:

"Studies show that Americans subsidize religious organizations to the tune of an estimated $71 billion annually, in the form of tax-exemptions."

"In related news, as The New Civil Rights Movement reported last week, a federal district court judge has declared “unconstitutional” a portion of U.S. law that allows “a minister of the gospel” to not pay income tax on a specific portion of their compensation. That  tax exemption was estimated to cost U.S. taxpayers $2.3 billion from 2002-2007 alone, likely more in the years since."

 

The government has for years been turning a blind eye to politically active churches.  Think this will get some of them to follow the law?

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 10:33 AM on Nov. 27, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I sure hope so!

    One thing I've resented about going to church is they're always asking for money.
    Church has become more of a business than taking care of their parishioners.
    Why should Atheist be alienated from the same privileges that secular churches receive?
    KTElite

    Answer by KTElite at 1:23 AM on Nov. 28, 2013

  • GE does not pay one penny in Taxes.

    Atheists are persecuting religious groups under the guise of taxes? Really?

    US companies move their HQs overseas to dodge taxes.

    If tax dodging was what was really important...wouldn't going after the BIGGEST dodgers first make more sense?
    vanillaorchida

    Answer by vanillaorchida at 1:33 AM on Nov. 28, 2013

  • Atheists are persecuting religious groups under the guise of taxes? Really?

    Oh spare me, tell us again how persecuted you are by being expected to follow the law.
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 9:05 AM on Nov. 28, 2013

  • Please stop lumping all churches into the same category. There are good ones and bad ones just as there are good and bad of every group of people you can think of.

    There are some bad churches out there that are very much into politics but for every bad one there's one that's good and don't preach politics. The worse that my church could be accused of is the preacher will tell us to get out there and vote. Never who/what but just to vote.
    baconbits

    Answer by baconbits at 9:31 AM on Nov. 29, 2013

  • Please stop lumping all churches into the same category

    All churches are tax exempt. It has nothing to do with "good" or "bad".
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 10:22 AM on Nov. 29, 2013

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