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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Churches Won’t Be Charged “Rain Tax” if they Preach Global Warming

If the left can’t get around the First Amendment one way, it will find another way around it.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley made national news last year when he fought to pass and signed a tax bill that levied a tax on Marylanders, businesses and churches for the amount of “impervious surface” they have on their property.

Though the O’Malley administration calls it a “fee,” it is commonly called the “rain tax” throughout the state. It is wildly unpopular and the promise to fight to repeal the tax was a large factor in Maryland electing Republican Larry Hogan governor this month.

Now Prince George’s County is offering a way for churches to avoid paying the tax, which is estimated to be an average of $744 per year for them — preach “green” to their parishioners.

So far 30 pastors have agreed to begin “‘green’ ministries to maintain the improvements at their churches, and to preach environmentally focused sermons to educate their congregations” to avoid being hit with the tax, The Washington Post reports.



Anonymous said...

separation of church and state.....really?

Anonymous said...

Has any of you ever hear about the "Fair Tax Act" well now I feel as I have said before many times this is the way to go until they show me a better way. map

Anonymous said...

why do they always go to the churches when they need something. Any other time they want nothing to do with them.

Anonymous said...

those 30 pastors just sold their souls to the devil. shame on you non christian pastors

Anonymous said...

Do you know how easy it is to turn your building or home into what the government considers a church?
Don't get me started about the number of people who get online "divinity degrees" then turn their homes into "churches" and avoid taxes on their properties.

Anonymous said...

If there is money involved they will definitely sign up.