Page 1 of 65 1231151 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 641

Thread: O’Rourke: Churches Should Lose Tax-exempt Status

  1. #1
    tWebber seer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    New England
    Faith
    Christian
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    25,679
    Amen (Given)
    1845
    Amen (Received)
    5303

    O’Rourke: Churches Should Lose Tax-exempt Status

    It is not just brain dead Beto, the audience of leftists love it. This is exactly why we are headed for a Civil War...

    Beto O’Rourke says he’d revoke tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose same-sex marriage

    WASHINGTON — Beto O’Rourke — already pushing a ban on assault weapons — has added to the list of issues sure to alienate conservative voters if he makes it to the general election, by vowing to revoke the tax-exempt status of churches that oppose same-sex marriage.

    The former El Paso congressman made the comments Thursday night during a CNN town hall devoted to LGBTQ issues.

    https://www.dallasnews.com/news/poli...-sex-marriage/
    Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

  2. #2
    tWebber
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Faith
    Christian
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    3,392
    Amen (Given)
    148
    Amen (Received)
    641
    This would be a very wrong decision and O'Rourke deserves criticism for it.

    It is less severe, however, than the propositions by Cruz and Trump in 2016 to put Muslim communities under surveillance or to ban Muslim travel to the United States or even Trump's attack yesterday on Somali refugees.

    One would hope that both O'Rourke, Cruz, and Trump draw disapproval for their propositions in measure.

    --Sam
    "I wonder about the trees. / Why do we wish to bear / Forever the noise of these / More than another noise / So close to our dwelling place?" — Robert Frost, "The Sound of Trees"


  3. #3
    See, the Thing is... Cow Poke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    The Republic of Texas
    Faith
    Christian
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    57,397
    Amen (Given)
    12454
    Amen (Received)
    26651
    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    It is not just brain dead Beto, the audience of leftists love it. This is exactly why we are headed for a Civil War...
    Too bad he's not the leading Democrat candidate.
    DuckDuckGo - Privacy Simplified

  4. #4
    tWebber seer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    New England
    Faith
    Christian
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    25,679
    Amen (Given)
    1845
    Amen (Received)
    5303
    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Too bad he's not the leading Democrat candidate.
    The thing is it was well received - just shows their mind set...
    Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

  5. #5
    See, the Thing is... Cow Poke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    The Republic of Texas
    Faith
    Christian
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    57,397
    Amen (Given)
    12454
    Amen (Received)
    26651
    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    The thing is it was well received - just shows their mind set...
    Yeah, but only the extreme nutters attend his rallies.
    DuckDuckGo - Privacy Simplified

  6. Amen Teallaura amen'd this post.
  7. #6
    tWebber seer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    New England
    Faith
    Christian
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    25,679
    Amen (Given)
    1845
    Amen (Received)
    5303
    Quote Originally Posted by Sam View Post
    This would be a very wrong decision and O'Rourke deserves criticism for it.

    It is less severe, however, than the propositions by Cruz and Trump in 2016 to put Muslim communities under surveillance or to ban Muslim travel to the United States or even Trump's attack yesterday on Somali refugees.

    One would hope that both O'Rourke, Cruz, and Trump draw disapproval for their propositions in measure.

    --Sam
    Where did Trump attack Somali refugees? Beside Omar? Your link is behind a pay wall.
    Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

  8. Amen NorrinRadd amen'd this post.
  9. #7
    See, the Thing is... Cow Poke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    The Republic of Texas
    Faith
    Christian
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    57,397
    Amen (Given)
    12454
    Amen (Received)
    26651
    I think it's only a matter of time before Churches lose their tax-exempt status, in part, because there are so many gross abuses of the exemption.
    DuckDuckGo - Privacy Simplified

  10. Amen NorrinRadd, Chaotic Void amen'd this post.
  11. #8
    tWebber
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Faith
    Christian
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    3,392
    Amen (Given)
    148
    Amen (Received)
    641
    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    Where did Trump attack Somali refugees? Beside Omar? Your link is behind a pay wall.
    Here and here, and I think there may have been more in this very very incoherent speech.

    If someone isn't sickened by these attacks on Somali refugees and the larger attack on refugee resettlement, they don't have a leg to stand on when they talk about persecution of their own group.

    --Sam
    "I wonder about the trees. / Why do we wish to bear / Forever the noise of these / More than another noise / So close to our dwelling place?" — Robert Frost, "The Sound of Trees"


  12. #9
    tWebber
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Faith
    Christian
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    3,392
    Amen (Given)
    148
    Amen (Received)
    641
    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I think it's only a matter of time before Churches lose their tax-exempt status, in part, because there are so many gross abuses of the exemption.

    I imagine the tax-exempt status will stay for churches but religiously-affiliated organizations are on much shakier ground, I think.

    --Sam
    "I wonder about the trees. / Why do we wish to bear / Forever the noise of these / More than another noise / So close to our dwelling place?" — Robert Frost, "The Sound of Trees"


  13. #10
    tWebber seer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    New England
    Faith
    Christian
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    25,679
    Amen (Given)
    1845
    Amen (Received)
    5303
    Quote Originally Posted by Sam View Post
    Here and here, and I think there may have been more in this very very incoherent speech.

    If someone isn't sickened by these attacks on Somali refugees and the larger attack on refugee resettlement, they don't have a leg to stand on when they talk about persecution of their own group.

    --Sam
    It wasn't an attack Somali refugees, Somalis were just an example of refugees being settled in Cities and States without the permission of those Cities and states. Which is perfectly fine.
    Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

  14. Amen NorrinRadd amen'd this post.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •