Asked by Anonymous
I’m all for it. I think that’s one of the purposes of separation of church and state. If the government decides how to tax churches, they can manipulate how a church operates (e.g. “We’ll give you a tax break if you teach [this belief].”). Besides, the money given to the church has already been income-taxed. It’s simply being pooled together for a non-profit purpose. If a “church” decides to actually run a for-profit business, however, I say they have no reason not to be taxed on it.