What has it been? less than 4 hours? This has always been about forcing churches and believers to celebrate what they consider immoral, and destroying family values.Star Member BanTheGOP (1,041 posts)
Time to tax the churches!
With the recent bitchslapping that has been delivered to the rethugs regarding DOMA, we can leverage the win with real reform. Because of the decision, we now have the ability to justify taxing churches if they refuse to honor and celebrate DOMA as part of their congregational duties. We should be encouraging individuals whom are not traditional male/female to register to marry in churches who have been against DOMA, and if they refuse, we can actually provide the proof that churches should NOT be exempt from taxation. This would be worth billions of dollars to our general fund.
Star Member Arugula Latte (40,591 posts)
1. Yep. That is LONG overdue.Star Member BanTheGOP (1,041 posts)
10. Not completely the point.
I understand the actual marriage as honored by the state is dependent upon the certificate. But the point of the post is to force churches to perform ceremonies, or risk losing their tax-exempt status. The key is that churches can no longer be used as Holy Sanctioned money-laundering operations for repugnant republicans anymore, and we now have the major legal argument to take away the gravy train.Star Member cbayer (120,610 posts)
15. So what do you make of the large groups of progressive/liberal religious people and organizations?
Being an enlightened progressive has nothing to do with religion in many cases.Star Member BanTheGOP (1,041 posts)
16. Progressives don't use religion to politicize. Rethugs do.Star Member cbayer (120,610 posts)
17. Really? Tell that to this guy:
NAACP’s William Barber emerges as leader of Moral Monday protests
http://www.religionnews.com/2013/06/...nday-protests/Star Member BanTheGOP (1,042 posts)
19. NAACP is not a religion. Duh.
His church can be taxed if it's not predominantly involved with NCAAP activities, but most progressives I know do not mind this.