Do everything - (some have built in Starbucks)
Do something (specify)
All forms of preaching are allowed by the first amendment, including hate, race baiting, abortion, ethnic, and sex discrimination...
“Should churches be defunded? If I recall they believe, iirc, taxpayer money. Or do they pay no taxes?” - Wake
Churches don’t pay taxes nor should they.
“Isn't it also true that churches, especially large churches, are run like businesses? Tax it.” - Wake
Some churches are quite large and it is necessary to “run them like a business”. I’m not sure why this is a problem for you or anyone else.
“These pseudo-businesses require tithes up to 10%. Perhaps catholicism can be an exception because it's a donation system.” - Wake
They are all a “donation system”. You can’t require a tithe. If you did it would become a tax and churches do not have the power to tax.
“Do you think the government should regulate preaching, like monitoring for hate speech against homosexuals and prostitutes?” - Wake
Of course not. Do you think we should shut-down all churches that preach homosexuality is okay?
In addition, all free-speech restrictions shoud be removed from churches and allow them to address or support any political candidate they choose.
“Should churches be entirely defended? Taxed? Or the tithe system abolished?” - Wake
If you don’t like church, don’t go.
"Liberalism is a doctrine fostered by a delusional and illogical people and rabidly promoted by the mainstream media and ruling elite which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end." - unknown
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
To be honest and not being a devil's advocate, I have seen on TV and associated with pastors who have large mansions and "live the good life". If I know of at least 8 of them myself, how many more could there be? Isn't that something to raise your eyebrow to?
Last edited by Wake; 05-27-11 at 03:31 PM.
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