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    Re: Complaints of IRS targeting by religious groups on the rise

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    You do realize when we take away that status the people hardest hit will not be the muslims but rather the christian church?

    Oh, and we should just tax them. Congress shal make no law respecting the establishment of religion. Not taxing them like any other business is doing exactly that.
    No, the solution is to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS and then to clean house. If this means that lawbreakers go to jail, I'm fine with that because even in Cincinnati, where the IRS employees claimed that they were just doing their jobs, those individuals KNEW that they were doing wrong.

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    Re: Complaints of IRS targeting by religious groups on the rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    How about sending them to jail. But that is not going to happen, Obama just promoted the person in charge of the tax exempt department, and he only asked the head of the IRS to resign because he was retiring anyway. Last Obama is standing in the way of a Special Commission with powers to investigate the IRS.
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    Re: Complaints of IRS targeting by religious groups on the rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    It will not be up to the president who goes to jail. But if it is warranted then it should be done.
    Your right about the president not doing it, in fact he is standing in the way of others doing it, by not allowing a special counsel with all it's powers to get to the guts of this Obama scandal.
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    Re: Complaints of IRS targeting by religious groups on the rise

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    There is a solution to all of this. Tax religions like any other group. They should not be treated any better than any other corporation. Why should the government be deciding that a story about a zombie made of crackers and cheap wine is a religion over something like being a jedi? They want to complain their tax free status is not good if their asses are not kissed then screw them and we can have pure equality and some extra tax revenue also. In the end if we do not have tax exempt organizations like the church where we need to make sure they follow a special list of rules, then we have no reason to actually treat them any different from regular corporations.

    The criminals in the church who use their special status to launder money and obstruct justice for things like child molestors should really not be sticking their heads out of their corrupt little holes.
    You do realize that churches to a TREMENDOUS amount of charity work, yes?
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    Re: Complaints of IRS targeting by religious groups on the rise

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You do realize that churches to a TREMENDOUS amount of charity work, yes?



    That is a fact.

    The Catholic Church and a lot of Protestant Churches do a tremendous amount of charity work which would otherwise not be done or would be paid for by taxpayers.

    That's a pretty good reason to give some, but not all, churches tax exemptions.

    Any 'church' which is really a money-making scheme should not have a tax exemption.

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    Re: Complaints of IRS targeting by religious groups on the rise

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post

    That's a pretty good reason to give some, but not all, churches tax exemptions.

    Any 'church' which is really a money-making scheme should not have a tax exemption.



    But anyone who tries to remove any church's tax exemption will quickly find that they are in a tough battle.

    I don't believe that we will see many churches paying taxes anytime soon.

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    Re: Complaints of IRS targeting by religious groups on the rise

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    There is a solution to all of this. Tax religions like any other group. They should not be treated any better than any other corporation. Why should the government be deciding that a story about a zombie made of crackers and cheap wine is a religion over something like being a jedi? They want to complain their tax free status is not good if their asses are not kissed then screw them and we can have pure equality and some extra tax revenue also. In the end if we do not have tax exempt organizations like the church where we need to make sure they follow a special list of rules, then we have no reason to actually treat them any different from regular corporations.

    The criminals in the church who use their special status to launder money and obstruct justice for things like child molestors should really not be sticking their heads out of their corrupt little holes.
    I am not a religious man,however I do know churches do a lot of good with the donations they receive from their members.They feed and house the poor,offer free food to anyone no questions asked....I know this first hand, I've had to do it a few times.

    Honestly your view of what they do is way off the mark.
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    Complaints of IRS targeting by religious groups on the rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    I am not a religious man,however I do know churches do a lot of good with the donations they receive from their members.They feed and house the poor,offer free food to anyone no questions asked....I know this first hand, I've had to do it a few times.

    Honestly your view of what they do is way off the mark.
    Non profits do a lot of good too. But they aren't tax exempt.
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