Answer by Lexylex at 2:27 PM on Jul. 19, 2009
They are here in Texas. We have a church credit card for activities, food, material, exc.... My mom uses it at fabric stores for baptism and conformation banners as well as supplies for VBS!
Answer by Alysia_Moore at 2:24 PM on Jul. 19, 2009
Answer by IhartU at 2:25 PM on Jul. 19, 2009
Answer by Noworktodo at 2:26 PM on Jul. 19, 2009
Answer by Alysia_Moore at 2:30 PM on Jul. 19, 2009
Answer by KelleyP77 at 2:32 PM on Jul. 19, 2009
Tax exempt status should be reserved for those organizations that are a necessary public service such as schools and cancer foundations for instance and not based solely on their charitable status. I do not believe that religious places of worship are a necessary public service. It makes much more sense to see tax exemptions as a way to encourage organizations which work for the public benefit rather than personal profit. If a church does in fact run a soup kitchen for instance that should be tax exempt. There is a fine line in a church between what is used to actually help the greater good and what is used to convert followers....that is neither of charity or public service.
Answer by lucysmomrocks at 2:38 PM on Jul. 19, 2009
Answer by BlueSaphire at 2:38 PM on Jul. 19, 2009
Answer by IhartU at 2:40 PM on Jul. 19, 2009
Answer by NotPanicking at 2:47 PM on Jul. 19, 2009