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    Should tax exempt status be given to a church where they worship dead pigs?

    Okay, so some weirdo founds a religion whose premise is to get to heaven you need to regularly worship a dead pig. They regularly butcher a pig and cook it rotisserie style over an open flame with an apple in its mouth while the members bow down and worship it. Then afterwards, in elaborate robes, they take turns eating pieces of meat from it.

    Should they have tax exempt status just like any other religion?

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    Re: Should tax exempt status be given to a church where they worship dead pigs?

    Worshiping a dead pig?

    Actually, huge numbers of Americans will be doing that on Feb 3, won't they?
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    Re: Should tax exempt status be given to a church where they worship dead pigs?

    A tax exemption for the First United Church of Bacon?

    OK with me!

    Seriously though, this sounds a lot more like a restaurant than it does a church. If there is a requirement to donate in order to partake in the ceremony then it's non-profit status should be yanked.

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    Re: Should tax exempt status be given to a church where they worship dead pigs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    A tax exemption for the First United Church of Bacon?

    OK with me!

    Seriously though, this sounds a lot more like a restaurant than it does a church. If there is a requirement to donate in order to partake in the ceremony then it's non-profit status should be yanked.
    I was going to go with The Church of the Holy Ham, but that works for me too.

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    Re: Should tax exempt status be given to a church where they worship dead pigs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Okay, so some weirdo founds a religion whose premise is to get to heaven you need to regularly worship a dead pig. They regularly butcher a pig and cook it rotisserie style over an open flame with an apple in its mouth while the members bow down and worship it. Then afterwards, in elaborate robes, they take turns eating pieces of meat from it.

    Should they have tax exempt status just like any other religion?
    I don't believe any religious organization should have tax exempt status. If you're going to make that the rule though, yes they should have it. Just as the church of the real god, the flying spaghetti monster should.

    Just because it's ridiculous to you doesn't mean they shouldn't be equal. Hell, I don't see christianity as any better than worshiping pigs.
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    Re: Should tax exempt status be given to a church where they worship dead pigs?

    I was thinking of starting the Church of Tax Avoidance. Each member donates their entire salary to the church, as well as deed to their home. In return the church gives them all of their money, less the mortgage payment (PITI), back to them. Since the church owns the property, it is no longer taxed, income taxation is reduced by the maximum allowed charitable deduction.

    Charity Donations are Tax Deductible
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    Re: Should tax exempt status be given to a church where they worship dead pigs?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I don't believe any religious organization should have tax exempt status. If you're going to make that the rule though, yes they should have it. Just as the church of the real god, the flying spaghetti monster should.

    Just because it's ridiculous to you doesn't mean they shouldn't be equal. Hell, I don't see christianity as any better than worshiping pigs.
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    Re: Should tax exempt status be given to a church where they worship dead pigs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
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    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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    Re: Should tax exempt status be given to a church where they worship dead pigs?

    I don't think any church should have tax exempt status.
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    Re: Should tax exempt status be given to a church where they worship dead pigs?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    I was thinking of starting the Church of Tax Avoidance. Each member donates their entire salary to the church, as well as deed to their home. In return the church gives them all of their money, less the mortgage payment (PITI), back to them. Since the church owns the property, it is no longer taxed, income taxation is reduced by the maximum allowed charitable deduction.

    Charity Donations are Tax Deductible
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