Get this ACLU quote:

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Alcott, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. Alcott

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    “The First Amendment guarantees that we are all allowed to express our views and that the government can’t tax the views it disagrees with, but give tax breaks to those it likes.”

    This was in response to a court ruling that the state of Georgia must repeal its state sales and use tax which exempted “Holy Bibles, testaments, and similar books commonly recognized as Holy Scripture,” but not sacred writing like Hindu texts or godless philosophical writings.

    Alright, but back to the quote. There are many religious organizations which doctrinally oppose political involvement. As laws stand now, this is the position the government "likes." They have 501.c.3 tax status with no strings and no threats. But other religious organizations have the opposite view on politics, that it's virtually meaningless to advocate a position theologically and be indifferent to such a position politcally. These are the groups that face these constant threats and IRS jerks demanding to know what they preached or wrote on their bulletins or with their stationery.

    Evidently Anti-Christ Lawyers Unified can like religious assemblies that are do-nothings like lazy fat cats and regard their tax exemption with no strings, but assemblies which try to be active in certain ways must pay for the privilege of doing so. And all this while they promulgate a bold quote which claims the opposite.

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