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Debate Score:22
Arguments:18
Total Votes:25
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Should Religious Establishments Recieve Tax Exemptions?

Im sure there has been a debate like this before but I haven't seen one in a while and the normal recuring debates are getting a little old.. Do religious establishment deserve the tax exemptions?

Sure

Side Score: 7
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No

Side Score: 15
1 point

Yes. The government does not have the right to dictate to religion.

Side: Sure
0 points

The issue is whether or not giving religious establishment a tax exemption constitutes a government support of religion.

Side: No
1 point

Libertarian1 says: The issue is whether or not giving religious establishment a tax exemption constitutes a government support of religion.

I agree. I just support the removal of all taxes except sales taxes.

Side: No
1 point

Libertarian1 says: The issue is whether or not giving religious establishment a tax exemption constitutes a government support of religion.

Dana says: I agree. I just support the removal of all taxes except sales taxes.

Side: No
2 points

We already have too many rich people paying 0% of the countries taxes, we don't need our 10 billion religious centers stop paying to. We aren't in any condition to let that happen.

Side: No
2 points

but if church and state are separated then they dhould not be taxed and they also in effect shouldnt preach in government like school btw i do it any way but.....

Side: Sure

No, the best way to fix the deficit and debt is spending, it is a spending probably. Since 1940's, despite the level of taxation, the federal government has collected 18% of the GDP, yet the federal government is spending about 26% of the GDP.

Side: No

I don't think so. The "service" they provide to the community doesn't warrant tax exemption. Plus, I kinda see giving such exemptions a violation of the constitution. A religious establishment cannot be given any aid to any religious related program or building.

Side: No
2 points

The original thinking for the tax exemption was, I believe, actually to stay in line with the freedom of religion clause. The idea being the government should keep it's mitts off religious institutions completely.

However, that was supposed to be with the understanding that that worked both ways and religious institutions kept their noses out of government. Since the major religions of today regularly act as basically giant political lobbies taking active roles in political campaigning their tax exempt status should be forfeit.

Side: No
1 point

Church is an establishment or club of sorts and as such should pay taxes as do other clubs.

Churches do not deserve a tax-exempt status.

Side: No
1 point

We need to remove all tax loopholes. Besides the Bible says to pay taxes, so my fellow Christians need to stop whining.

Side: No

Since so many Religious Establishments are getting involved with politics, I think they should now have to pay taxes.

Side: No