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Johnnyheadstone Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-03-09 10:53 AM
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11. Here is the problem....
If you tax them they will scream they deserve a political voice because they are paying for in that sense no you can not tax them (from their perspective)


When a "Church" (like say.... the Mormons) gets openly involved with supporting a ballot iniative, like say....Prop 8....(both publicly vocally and financially) then I think it is time to say you have crossed the line from being a Church to being a Political Entity and therefore you will be taxed....

Also take away "Coprorate Personhood" and eliminate stock options as a pay option (not even for bonuses) to reign in the CEOS of the runaway companies....
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  -Falwell universitys tax-exempt status questioned after banning Democratic club meegbear  Jun-03-09 10:03 AM   #0 
  - burn  UndertheOcean   Jun-03-09 10:06 AM   #1 
  - witches and liberals?  L. Coyote   Jun-03-09 12:44 PM   #25 
     - Only if they weigh the same as a duck  nxylas   Jun-03-09 01:04 PM   #26 
        - Only if the confess after waterboarding. It's the only way to get a 100% conviction rate,  L. Coyote   Jun-03-09 02:51 PM   #41 
        - Well... Falwell was a quack, does that count?  The Doctor.   Jun-03-09 10:24 PM   #78 
  - Excellent news.  truthisfreedom   Jun-03-09 10:06 AM   #2 
  - Will the IRS listen?  liberal N proud   Jun-03-09 10:07 AM   #3 
  - Given how saturated government is with loyal fundies after all these  ThomCat   Jun-03-09 10:15 AM   #5 
  - You are more right than you know -  LibertyLover   Jun-04-09 08:26 AM   #88 
  - No nt  Crabby Appleton   Jun-03-09 04:23 PM   #55 
  - LOL....there must be a gawd!  Hepburn   Jun-03-09 10:07 AM   #4 
  - Why should any university be tax exempt?  RDANGELO   Jun-03-09 10:15 AM   #6 
  - It is a church run university  havocmom   Jun-03-09 10:45 AM   #9 
  - Right. Churches are the only tax exempt organizations in this country.  Critters2   Jun-03-09 02:02 PM   #34 
     - I think lots of progressives  femrap   Jun-03-09 06:42 PM   #65 
        - There are progressive churches. Look into the United Church of Christ,  Critters2   Jun-03-09 06:45 PM   #66 
        - Oh no....I want to go WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY  femrap   Jun-03-09 07:00 PM   #69 
        - I've got an old fiat you could use, and wouldn't you look good ..  destes   Jun-04-09 09:52 AM   #89 
        - If we do, I call dibs on being pope.  VaYallaDawg   Jun-04-09 10:19 AM   #92 
  - It also receives tax payer monies..  Winterblues   Jun-03-09 12:15 PM   #19 
  - It's accredited  jmowreader   Jun-03-09 12:28 PM   #20 
  - the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools...  ingac70   Jun-03-09 12:35 PM   #23 
  - Universities are not engaged in for-profit enterprise.  Critters2   Jun-03-09 02:02 PM   #33 
  - Why should we read up on tax law before making a post  TheDebbieDee   Jun-03-09 02:52 PM   #43 
  - Yeah. God forbid you should know what you're talking abut before you post.  Critters2   Jun-03-09 05:13 PM   #59 
     - Well, I'll just continue to let lackies like you feel superior  TheDebbieDee   Jun-03-09 06:46 PM   #67 
  - It doesn't matter if they are engaged in partisan politics. And they are. (nt)  w4rma   Jun-04-09 10:06 AM   #90 
  - Many universities are STATE universities, so it would be govmt taxing itself. nt  Muttocracy   Jun-03-09 07:08 PM   #71 
  - You don't have to be a church to have tax exempt status. I don't believe a university has  No Elephants   Jun-04-09 08:11 AM   #86 
  - It would be really sweet if they lost their tax exemption over this.  ThomCat   Jun-03-09 10:16 AM   #7 
  - That's great! Now how about....  AlbertCat   Jun-03-09 10:32 AM   #8 
  - AMEN!  AlexDeLarge   Jun-03-09 10:49 AM   #10 
  - "Poor" isn't the reason for tax-exempt status.  Igel   Jun-03-09 11:29 AM   #15 
     - Actually,  PSzymeczek   Jun-03-09 08:48 PM   #76 
  - Here is the problem....  Johnnyheadstone   Jun-03-09 10:53 AM   #11 
  - agree with all that!  tomm2thumbs   Jun-03-09 11:18 AM   #14 
  - they will scream they deserve a political voice because they are paying for it  AlbertCat   Jun-03-09 03:24 PM   #49 
  - I agree, but you are talking about the US. It ain't gonna happen.  pattmarty   Jun-03-09 12:12 PM   #18 
  - The regulations allow tax exempt organizations (which are not only churches)  Critters2   Jun-03-09 02:04 PM   #35 
  - Agree with you on getting rid of all the religion based  truedelphi   Jun-03-09 02:30 PM   #39 
  - Tax all or tax none... hmm...  ElboRuum   Jun-04-09 10:26 AM   #93 
  - tax all religious institutions  RainDog   Jun-03-09 11:02 AM   #12 
  - There's no specific law giving tax exempt status to religous institutions.  Critters2   Jun-03-09 01:59 PM   #30 
     - charitable organizations are not supposed to exist for the benefit of private interest  RainDog   Jun-03-09 03:14 PM   #46 
     - But for the government to decide which religions are good,  Critters2   Jun-03-09 05:15 PM   #60 
        - yes, you're right  RainDog   Jun-03-09 06:47 PM   #68 
        - They already have turned on lib churches with the spying and infiltration. nt  T Wolf   Jun-04-09 10:16 AM   #91 
     - You'll have to find another way to express your hatred.  AlbertCat   Jun-03-09 03:27 PM   #50 
  - Off you go tho the greatest page for greater exposure of this RW den of virulent RW ideological  indepat   Jun-03-09 11:03 AM   #13 
  - I think they should lose accreditation too  EC   Jun-03-09 11:35 AM   #16 
  - they are  melm00se   Jun-03-09 12:33 PM   #21 
  - WTF?  Rebubula   Jun-03-09 11:52 AM   #17 
  - The fact that they are a "institution of higher learning" is an affront to REAL universities.  NoodleyAppendage   Jun-03-09 12:35 PM   #22 
  - We saw the truth in your statement  truedelphi   Jun-03-09 02:31 PM   #40 
  - They dumped their club for Democrats which showed they favored one party  LynneSin   Jun-03-09 12:38 PM   #24 
  - Yep. That's why they are in danger of losing 501(c)3 status.  Critters2   Jun-03-09 02:00 PM   #31 
     - That of course begs the question  skepticscott   Jun-03-09 07:54 PM   #74 
  - Enrollment must be down  Shagbark Hickory   Jun-03-09 01:10 PM   #27 
  - RECOMMENDED!!  JohnWxy   Jun-03-09 01:10 PM   #28 
  - THIS should be DU's new shirt design - TAX LIBERTY UNIVERSITY!  derby378   Jun-03-09 01:49 PM   #29 
  - K&R  valerief   Jun-03-09 02:01 PM   #32 
  - ROFL! Returned fire?  sybylla   Jun-03-09 02:09 PM   #36 
  - Found the same thing hilarious! These people are sodding morons.  The Doctor.   Jun-03-09 10:37 PM   #81 
  - Well  dashrif   Jun-03-09 02:13 PM   #37 
  - Well  kleec   Jun-03-09 03:02 PM   #44 
  - they're accredited by GOD :-)  SirRevolutionary   Jun-03-09 02:15 PM   #38 
  - YEAH!!!! WOOOOHOOOO!!!!  Lost-in-FL   Jun-03-09 02:52 PM   #42 
  - I was talking with someone who knows about VA schools...  sofa king   Jun-03-09 03:06 PM   #45 
  - this is dead on  SirRevolutionary   Jun-03-09 03:19 PM   #48 
     - Eh, I feel bad for saying it, now.  sofa king   Jun-03-09 04:15 PM   #54 
  - Falwell, Warren, Robertson, and all their ilk - they've been getting away with it too long.  Initech   Jun-03-09 03:19 PM   #47 
  - End all tax exempt status for churches. It is a violation of separation of church and state  rhett o rick   Jun-03-09 04:03 PM   #51 
  - Churches don't get tax exemptions because they're churches.  Critters2   Jun-03-09 06:04 PM   #62 
     - I am an anti-dogmatist. I do not think churches that spend millions to influence legislation  rhett o rick   Jun-03-09 07:18 PM   #73 
        - When you get to run the IRS, or re-write the Constitution,  Critters2   Jun-03-09 10:36 PM   #80 
           - Please explain where in the Constitution it says that the non-religious need to support the  rhett o rick   Jun-03-09 11:28 PM   #83 
  - I don't think this will work  joeglow3   Jun-03-09 04:05 PM   #52 
  - I think you are correct. nt  Crabby Appleton   Jun-03-09 04:25 PM   #56 
  - I've been told my aunt, a retired lawyer with the IRS,  Critters2   Jun-03-09 06:05 PM   #63 
     - What is she basing this on?  joeglow3   Jun-03-09 08:32 PM   #75 
        - I'm guessing she's basing it on 30+ years of experience. nt  Critters2   Jun-03-09 10:34 PM   #79 
           - All of my tax, legal and denominational advisors have all said the same thing...  Pacifist Patriot   Jun-04-09 07:22 AM   #84 
              - Really???  joeglow3   Jun-04-09 07:42 AM   #85 
                 - I did a bit more research and...  joeglow3   Jun-04-09 08:14 AM   #87 
                 - Churches, or pastors?  Critters2   Jun-04-09 10:55 AM   #96 
                    - Indeed. I am known in my community as being both clergy and a progressive political activist.  Pacifist Patriot   Jun-04-09 11:33 AM   #98 
                       - Smart move  joeglow3   Jun-04-09 12:19 PM   #100 
                 - It may very well be a matter of prudence.  Pacifist Patriot   Jun-04-09 11:30 AM   #97 
  - Smash that grade inflating place.  RedCloud   Jun-03-09 04:13 PM   #53 
  - OMG, get this. ""We are very rigorously non-partisan,"  tanyev   Jun-03-09 04:26 PM   #57 
  - Sooo - they BAN Democrats AND they CRITICIZE THEM, too!!!  TankLV   Jun-03-09 10:38 PM   #82 
  - Err... uh... I think you read it wrong.  ElboRuum   Jun-04-09 10:33 AM   #94 
  - K&R  Wednesdays   Jun-03-09 04:37 PM   #58 
  - Christian Fascists like this bunch should be taxed...  santamargarita   Jun-03-09 05:27 PM   #61 
  - I live here in Lynchburg  Stump   Jun-03-09 06:33 PM   #64 
  - That's really sickening. Such beautiful hills ruined by Liberty Baptist College. nt  Muttocracy   Jun-03-09 07:08 PM   #70 
  - Tell me about it...  Stump   Jun-03-09 07:14 PM   #72 
     - From Peaks of Otter?!  Muttocracy   Jun-05-09 12:14 AM   #101 
  - I Wonder How Many Hymen Have Been Dented Up There In The Rockpile?  Dirigo   Jun-03-09 08:49 PM   #77 
  - It's pronounced "loo"... as in toilet. n/t  ElboRuum   Jun-04-09 10:34 AM   #95 
     - LOL! That's the first thing that popped into my mind too.  Pacifist Patriot   Jun-04-09 11:34 AM   #99 
  - good  proud patriot   Jun-05-09 02:32 AM   #102 

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