The letter “Time to tax churches” (3/29) displays secular logic at its worst. Can the writer cite supporting evidence of police, ambulance and firefighter services being required for churches in greater or even equal proportions than the demand for such services due to drug pushers and users, various and sundry criminals (e.g., spouse and child abusers, careless and reckless drivers, thieves and bank robbers, assaulters and murderers), and arsonists and careless smokers?
And how many of the latter-named elements are involved in volunteerism with food pantries, homeless shelters and other worthwhile charitable and relief endeavors?
Only when that evidence is forthcoming can credibility be given to such myopic views.
Let’s just tax all charities and everything else you can think of.
If you tax churches, then they should stop giving food, clothes, gasoline and money for heating bills to people in need. Also, the pastors should stop visiting parishioners who are hospitalized or are homebound.
Why are so many people against God and churches?
Jeanne L. Albin