taxcollector

Tax Exemptions On Religious Property Hurts Us All

Once in a while, a local government takes a church to court to challenge its exemption to local property taxes. It does not happen often enough. There should be no exemptions for religious property. The argument is made that churches do charitable works the public sector would have to do and thus the tax avoidance…
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gaywedding

Pastors Are Not Forced To Marry Gay Couples

That there is pending legislation to “protect” pastors from being forced to marry gay couples. This is absurd, but I suppose clever politics. Pastors are actually practicing religion when the officiate ceremonies like weddings. The government cannot interfere with the practice of religion. This is different from baking a wedding cakes which is not part…
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Who Has A Legitimate Grievance

Conservative Christians provide us a constant stream of press telling of their woes and troubles. They consider themselves to be the most persecuted faith in the world. Their grievance barely exists compared to the official discrimination against people with no faith whatsoever. Atheists are officially banned from holding office in seven states. There is no…
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biblevote

In Spiritual Politics, The Gender Gap Versus The God Gap

There are some things I don’t understand about other people’s politics. Current polls show women prefer Hillary Clinton by a very wide margin over Donald Trump. They also show that people who attend church often prefer Trump over Clinton. In previous elections, the preference of people who attend church for the Republican nominee over the…
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deadgod

50th Anniversary Of “Is God Dead”

It was around this date 50 years ago Time magazine had “Is God Dead” boldly across its cover. What a gutzy thing to do 50 years ago. The ensuing 50 years have brought changes in religion no one could have dreamed about back then. About 90% of U. S. citizens would answer “yes” to the…
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