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  •  The RC church raises more money for "charity' (5+ / 0-)
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    wasatch, PinHole, ruellia, Catte Nappe, LSophia

    every day than its art collection is worth.  Since hundreds of thousands of people visit Saint Peters every year it fnctions as museum.  Should museums owned by cities and universities also sell of their art.

    The RC church is a major source of rent checks, food, utility money in an emergency in every city I have worked as a minister.  Most Protestant churches in my experience also provide some services (food banks, tutoring and mentoring of children at risk form the wider community,  free space for community groups and 12 steps and special collections for social justice causese but the RC Church is big on emergency money.  

    •  The church gets 60% of its funding for (1+ / 0-)
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      charity in the US from taxpayer dollars.  And they use their charities to proselytize.   Have you ever read the history of Catholiic charities in the US and the world? Have you read about the threats and coersion they used in impoverished nations to convert natives under the guise of "charity"?  

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