Should Churches Get Tax Breaks?
The Trinity Broadcasting Network has always been proud of its extravagant profits, but rarely mentions the extravagant tax breaks that fueled them. According to a recent lawsuit, the company provides mansions for executives and calls them â€śparsonagesâ€ť to avoid property taxes, and it ordains TBN chauffeurs and sound engineers and performers at the Holy Land Experience theme park, meaning their pay is tax-free.
Religious exemptions from taxes and regulations are often thought of as separating church and state, but are they having the opposite effect â€” serving as a state subsidy for religious organizations? Should religious entities be subject to taxes and rules like labor and civil rights laws?
Read the debates here and what is your opinion?