Sean Faircloth: End Tax Loopholes for Millionaire Ministers

Just wanted to pop up this quick post.

Sean Faircloth from the Secular Coalition for America sent out an email today about the new redesign of the SCA website and I caught a video he had posted last week and it really should get a very wide audience.

All of the folks caught up in the debate over lowering the deficit, especially about those who think that entitlements need to be ended in America, should really watch this video.  I mean if people are seriously considering ending entitlements, this is one of the greatest places to start.

Seriously? Joel Osteen should get a tax break on his million dollar plus home? He makes more money than many CEOs.

If you have lost your job, lost your unemployment, are on the verge of bankruptcy, looking at foreclosure, have medical bills up the wazoo or lost your pension, you should be really ticked off at this. And if you have been giving your hard-earned money to any of these charlatans you should be royally pissed off. You’ve been conned, bamboozled, flim-flammed, taken for a ride…

No wonder why America went from 10 churches with memberships of 2,000+ members in 1970 to today where there are about 2000 mega-churches with 2000+ members.

There’s gold in them there collection baskets!

And it’s tax-deductible.

And your home isn’t.


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3 Responses to Sean Faircloth: End Tax Loopholes for Millionaire Ministers

  1. I really think the only way for the government to get out of the religion business is, ironically, to tax all churches. Having the IRS set up as the arbiter of what is a religion, what is a church, and who is a minister or priest is an unnecessary entanglement between church and state. Tax everyone, and let God sort it out.

    • NoSacredCow says:

      Tax everyone, and let God sort it out

      I like that. One more burden of proof. I think religious charities should simply go through the same flaming hoops that the rest of charities do.
      No special privileges just because they claim they represent an all knowing, all seeing imaginary friend.

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