i heard from someone that a law is going to get passed that allows churches to fund mayoral, senative, representive, and presidential campaigns, all while still getting tax benefits any of your heard about this?
Havent heard of it. And something this outrageous would be splattered all over the place.
well its not passed YET, and then again pretty much all the major news stations are biased, and deem this not "worthy" enough for news material
GreatGrizzlywell its not passed YET, and then again pretty much all the major news stations are biased, and deem this not "worthy" enough for news material
Ok lets stay on the topic instead of divirting to news flaming
umm ok, that wasnt getting off topic, but whatever If this is true this gives one side alot more power making the americas a one party system (more then they are now)
I'm a Catholic and I think that since God has no politics, neither should we (the religious). Politics is a dirty game. People lie, cheat, and exploit. That is not what the leaders of churches, temples (no matter if they're Hindu, Jewish, or Buddhist), and mosques should stand for. Matter of fact, I think the law of tax exemption should be repealed because how are we different from everyone else? The working poor need tax exepmtion, not priests who easily could scracth up the cash by donations. Just my views.
ya, now the preists are becoming quite greedy, it just goes to show how human they are If this thing goes through, it will give bush ALOT more power, because now his christian base is more powerfull
I see no problem with it. Where does the church get money? The people. And I think the people should have the right to help fund a political campaign. If the people do not want to support a certain party in an election, they will not supply the church with money.
[color=black]If the people want to fund a political campaign they can do so themselves. When people give money to the church they expect it to be used in a charitable fashion, feeding the poor, clothing the naked, educating the ignorant, building new churches etc, etc, not paying for the balloons of a party convention or a political cartoon that tells you why not to vote for someone. [/color]
[color=black]This comes down to an incredible violation of separation of church and state, something that was done a long time ago to avoid a theocracy like in colonial Massachusetts. [/color]
If the people want to give the pol the money, they should give it directly. What next? The Baptist Party? The Taoist Alliance?