[quote author=“psiconoclast”]What about the tax deductions for donations to churches? I’m of the opinion that this is simply a back door imposition, since my tax dollar does not go as far as a result.
I find this especially egregious with respect to religious organizations that are expecially aggressive at enforcing tithing.
Even more so those that aren’t much or at all into “works” and are basically isolationists, so that the slack in taxes they leave for the rest of us to take up is spent entirely on evangelism and construction and such. They should have to meet the same standards as any/all other non profit organizations (without the definitional church = non-profit status, of course).