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  •  Don't think so (0+ / 0-)

    That's a matter of Congress and the IRS tax codes. Dragging the Constitution into a tax discussion is a red herring.

    It diminished my respect for you.

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    by Noddy on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 02:01:19 PM PST

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    •  You don't think there would be... (0+ / 0-)

      ...a constitutional problem if religious organizations were taxed for doing exactly the same things that nonreligious nonprofits aren't taxed for doing, simply because they are religious organizations?

      You really don't think that the government discriminating against religious organizations by means of the tax code wouldn't be a pretty clear violation of the First Amendment?

      On what legal reasoning do you base that opinion?

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      by JamesGG on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 02:45:58 PM PST

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