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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Huckabee: churches should reject tax exempt status

Posted By on Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 11:51 AM


Thought this was worth a separate post: former Gov. Mike Huckabee recently tweeted a message more blunt than his comments at the speech last night. The Huck seems to be calling for churches to unilaterally give up tax-exempt status. Since it doesn't really make sense as a policy matter to grant churches tax-exempt status, I say kudos! I have a feeling the pastors won't be lining up to volunteer for this particular bit of freedom, but we'll see.

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