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What Separation Of Church And State?

Science Blogs: The NY Times has a long article that is basically a litany of the exemptions and privileges granted to religious organizations. A chur

Science Blogs:

The NY Times has a long article that is basically a litany of the exemptions and privileges granted to religious organizations. A church-based daycare, for instance, has none of the licensing requirements of a private daycare, and doesn't have to meet any of the standards of a non-religious establishment, nor does it have to worry about civil rights requirements…and it's protected from lawsuits.--I say we should revoke the tax-exempt status of all religious organizations. They can ask for exemption for their charitable efforts (and only that part of their work; I don't consider evanglism or missionary work to be charity) just like any secular organization, but simply having "Christ" in their name and mission statement and having a few guys running around with clerical collars is not sufficient justification. It's time to end the sacred scam.

Amen to that, brother. When liberal churches are investigated by the IRS and the extreme Christian right can be an extension of the GOP's GOTV, there's something deeply disturbing going on.


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