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  •  If they're living a life of poverty, odds are (1+ / 0-)
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    good they still won't be paying taxes on the value of their rent.

    Treating them differently under the law is abhorrent to anyone who truly values the separation of church and state.  You have argued  

    Arguably for a public (I.e. the larger good) purpose.
    that religion is a public good that should be actively encouraged by treatment preferable to any other non-profit.

    That's a simple and forthright rejection of the basic concept of religious freedom, and it is odious.

    But, at least and at last, it was honest.  You disagree with the decision because you disagree with the right of others to be free from promoting your religious beliefs.

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    by JesseCW on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 08:21:37 AM PST

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    •  what does this mean? (1+ / 0-)
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      If they're living a life of poverty, odds are good they still won't be paying taxes on the value of their rent.
      i see this argument being made elsewhere and I do not understand it

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      by TrueBlueMajority on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 09:32:53 AM PST

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