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I agree with what Hugh Hewitt was quoted as saying in the article. I listen to him every day! :)
I didn't read the whole thing but I agree with giving it to them. They provide a service to their respective communinity (congregation)and their pay is relative to the congregations giving. They need all the help they can get!
I am going to be the unpopular opinion here...I don't agree with it. First of all, it opens the door to other "religious" sectors requesting the same. I do think that Pastors do an amazing service, not only to their congregation, but also for the communty. But my fear is that one day, because Pastors have this break - that cult leaders, and mormon leaders, and altruistic charity leaders, and philanthropists will be crying foul play...Fear number two: UHHHHH - sorry. Seperation of church and state? That's my story.
I see the separation of church and state in a different light, though-- the power to tax is the power to destroy. If religious organizations are taxed, they can be taxed out of existence.
I have to say that my intitial opinion is yeah for them. But unfortunately I have to agree with Mel when will it stop? Everybody will want it soon. What stops joe blow down the street from saying he is the head of his "Green" church and getting an exemption. I do have to disagree with the second. Where in the consitution does it say anything about separation of church and state. SHOW ME! It is not in there, it is a fabricated thing made up by the courts and others in recent years. Anywho that is a whole converation for a whole nother time-thanks for sharing the article Claire. OH and I do agree with tax exemption jsut not for everything in their life.
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