Thursday, December 15, 2022

He who is without sin can throw the first stone...

I kind of LOVE the hypocritical outrage here.

As I understand it, CNN and Western governments are in a tizzy because their governments have supported anti-LGBT churches to the tune of $5 million dollars in the past 5 years.

Which is horrible! Or is it really?

In America, churches are exempt from taxation, so we "pay for" church taxes to the tune of $75 - 80 Billion a year*. Add another equal amount they save in property taxes - although they get support from roads, fire and police departments, which property taxes pay for in most states and you are up around $150 Billion a year**.

And the great majority of these churches are proactively anti-LGBT. If you take the Catholic Church, there is about 1/2 the religious population there. Add in Evangelical churches and America subsidizes anti-LGBT church on a scale of at least 5,000 times as much in the United States versus support to African churches.

I'm not saying it is right or wrong, it just is.

* Per Tax Foundation

** Per Fast Company

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