Why are American Churches Getting a $71 Billion Tax Break Each Year?Submitted by Reconstituter001 on Mon, 06/18/2012 - 11:56
The home in the photo is the $1.75 million mansion of the Reverend Randy White, the former head pastor of Without Walls International Church in Tampa, Florida. While some people may be bothered by the fact that there are pastors who live in multimillion dollar homes, this is old news to most.
But here is what should bother you about these expensive homes: You are helping to pay for them! You pay for them indirectly, the same way local, state, and federal governments in the United States subsidize religion—to the tune of about $71 billion every year.
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Why are churches tax-exempt and not treated like the private clubs that they are?