Petition the government to tax churches.

I got sent one of those “official petition to the White House” type things about taxing the churches.  My optimism that these things will produce anything other than an humorous reply that is full of epic from a science adviser is pretty small.  Still, what could it hurt?  I especially liked this line.

We personally of the ‘Tax the Church’ Movement would like to see churches being taxed in the future – if they are donating to charity and participating in activities that would have reasonable cause to lead them to being exempt even after the fact, then there will be proof through documentation rather than guessing.

Bingo.  I signed it and you can sign it too by following this shiny, shiny link:)

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    if they are donating to charity and participating in activities that would have reasonable cause to lead them to being exempt even after the fact, then there will be proof through documentation rather than guessing.

    I would go even further. How about if we exempt charitable activity, rather than charitable organizations? So if a church spends 5% of its income on charity, and 95% on maintaining its existence, proselytizing and funding a lavish lifestyle for its leaders, then it would be only 5% exempt from taxes.

  • Glodson

    Signed.


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