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[–] carbanara 0 points 52 points (+52|-0) ago 

That aint good

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[–] collegetoker 0 points 28 points (+28|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You can't have tax exempt status and support political parties: it's time we started to take that rule more seriously.

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[–] thisisnottea 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

perhaps no entity should be tax exempt unless it proves it is non-profit or cheritable, but even then we should close a lot of loop holes around that.

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[–] aaronC 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The problem is that law has been ignored for a large number of groups. Churches are the only ones that have really been left out of it. But I think the proper solution would be to crack down on all the groups that are tax exempt and telling them one political mistake and they lose their tax exempt status.

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[–] 1HepCat 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I agree although I'm not sure much will change. Churches are already full of political speech and remain tax-exempt anyway.

The same is probably true for secular non-profits as well.

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[–] Onlio 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Churches also bring in a hell of a lot of invaders also

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[–] Talc 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

That'll make sure there's billions of muslim dollars in the next election!

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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Tax free.

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[–] Talc 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

Abrahamics always pretend to oppose each other whilst working together to inflict their mythological bullshit and control freakery on everyone else.

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[–] aria_taint 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

This is the problem. Sand nigger countries will funnel BILLIONS into US mosque's. This is not a good idea.

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[–] DrRedbeard 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You could just ban overseas funding of religious organizations that choose to be involved in politics.

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[–] Talc 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

indeed, but organised groups will soon find a way around that, probably by routing the money thru US based individuals and businesses, they already do with a lot of it. Far better to leave the lid on the whole mythology can-of-worms.

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[–] yergi 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Step 1: Saudis buy parcel of land.

Step 2: Saudis donate land.

Step 3: mosque sells land back to Saudis.

Rinse, repeat.

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[–] goodluvin 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago  (edited ago)

No way this could backfire in spectral fashion ! /s

One of the founding principals on creating United States is religious freedom.
Creating any type of organized religious power play is fundamentally against those principals. Basically, allowing government backed open religious prosecution.

Who's to say Christianity will continue to be dominate religion.

Of all the dumb ideas.
This is one REEKS of no foresight and betrayal of fundamentals of the country.

Edit: forgot to add...
By creating more lobbying, creating more money influence in politics.. Kinda opposite effect of "Draining the Swamp."

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[–] oddjob 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Seems more like just adding fresh sewage to the swamp

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[–] Drain0 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

The Saudis have already poured in millions, they don't care about our amendments, nor do criminals like Hillary. The only people who follow rules are the law abiders, removing the rules removes the stigma of doing something wrong therefore giving equal footing to all religions instead of just the ones who are immoral enough to disregard the current laws.

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[–] Jixijenga 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Or how about we go after traitorous cocksuckers who take foreign money and not rip out one of the cornerstones of our great nation?

That seems like a much better solution. We're trying to reduce corruption, not hand it a cross and say it's "the lord's work."

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[–] Obergruppenmemester 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Y'mean like they already tried doing?

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[–] gazillions 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago  (edited ago)

The muslims bypass the rule completely already. The catholic church has lots of money and they can fight off the islamic shit; as soon as Frances falls down the stairs.

http://archive.is/009N5

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[–] collegetoker 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

We could always... I don't know... ban lobbying presidential incumbents (at least).

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[–] Niquarl 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What do you mean, 'as soon as Frances [sic] falls down the stairs'?

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[–] Jixijenga 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Didn't he promise to drain the swamp, not open up the fucking floodgates?

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[–] doginventer [S] 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Possibly worth noting from description in article: "Comes as apparent leaked executive order promises to enshrine conservative Christian beliefs in policy"

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[–] RoryBellowsLives 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

"Comes as apparent leaked executive order promises to enshrine conservative Christian beliefs in policy"

I'll believe it when I see it then. The vast majority of these leaks have ended up being totally false.

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[–] NeedleStack 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Isn't this unconstitutional? This is fucked. We sorely need separation between church and state.

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[–] NeedleStack 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Good point, thanks.

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[–] Gigan 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I don't like this. I don't like any large organization being able to fund political campaigns. But churches in particular are already tax free.

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