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Höchste Zeit die steuerliche Förderung religiöser Institutionen zu beenden | TIME

Ending Tax Exemptions Means Ending Churches – thefederalist.com

“ A call for ending tax exemptions for churches and religious institutions is a call to close them down—or at least to plunder them of their property. „

Höchste Zeit die steuerliche Förderung religiöser Institutionen zu beenden – Time

Now’s the Time To End Tax Exemptions for Religious Institutions | TIME.

The Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage makes it clearer than ever that the government shouldn’t be subsidizing religion and non-profits

Two weeks ago, with a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges on the way, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah introduced the First Amendment Defense Act, which ensures that religious institutions won’t lose their tax exemptions if they don’t support same-sex marriage. Liberals tend to think Sen. Lee’s fears are unwarranted, and they can even point to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion in Friday’s case, which promises “that religious organizations and persons [will be] given proper protection.”

But I don’t think Sen. Lee is crazy. In the 1983 Bob Jones University case, the court ruled that a school could lose tax-exempt status if its policies violated “fundamental national public policy.” So far, the Bob Jones reasoning hasn’t been extended to other kinds of discrimination, but someday it could be. I’m a gay-rights supporter who was elated by Friday’s Supreme Court decision — but I honor Sen. Lee’s fears. ….

Now’s the Time To End Tax Exemptions for Religious Institutions | TIME.

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