From another thread: Here is the entire text of the First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Where do you see that churches paying taxes is unconstitutional. Newspapers have the freedom of press - but they have to pay taxes. Is tax free status unconstitutional? Your belief that church taxes are unconditional is on the same level of the "right of a woman to control her body" (abortion)) Now, I am thankful that the US or the States/Commonwealths do not tax churches (for non-business purposes) . If I am incorrect, please enlighten me.