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← Can we at least demand 'Secular Communion'?

darlets's Avatar Jump to comment 24 by darlets

For the first time in Australia we have a Secular Party running in the election. One of their policies it to tax churches.

I'm curious how the moderates are going to perceive that policy. Will it make them dig in their heels more or really make them choose sides?

It's going to be interesting to watch the response from the moderates when the policy and party become more widely known.

"Religious institutions receive significant advantages in terms of tax exemptions and benefits. At the same time these institutions are largely unaccountable for their receipt and distribution of funds. The policy of the Secular Party is to end these religious tax exemptions and subsidies. This will benefit the average taxpayer and a level playing field will be provided for all charities."

http://www.secular.org.au/PolicyDetails.php

Sat, 10 Nov 2007 19:28:00 UTC | #83024