There's a lot of panic going around, over how the SCOTUS's recent legislation will affect churches who do not want to officiate over gay wedding ceremonies. Churches are terrified that refusing will lose them their tax exempt status.
I say: so what? That tax exempt status is preventing the churches from doing a lot of good--it's a chain, a muzzle, a gag. Any pastor that says anything outright political that TPTB don't like gets threatened with the church's tax exempt status getting yanked. That includes castigating parishioners that follow the feelz and have an abortion/fuck around outside of marriage/act on their urges to fuck around despite being married, or any other things that are frowned upon by the whole bible, not just the laws that were fulfilled by the coming of Christ.
Instead, what we have is this watered-down, passive version of Christianity. No Jonathan Edwards for us, no sir. Why, that man was a fire-breathing, politically active pastor that said we were all going to hell!
Well, looking around at the things going on--God being forced out of public schools, while pornography is brought in; girls being snuck out by their school counselors for abortions, without even bothering to tell their parents they were even pregnant; children being stolen from their families by the state teaching them that anything goes, and their parents are wackos for believing in an Imaginary Friend in the Sky--maybe we, as a nation, are headed in that very direction.
The results--the mass shootings, the kids looking for direction joining radical Islam because they're not getting it at home or in church, the rising number of unwed mothers and/or abortions in certain demographics, the violence in the streets, the sheer, selfish, thoughtless lack of consideration for one's neighbor--sort of speak for themselves.
So, yes. Let that tax exempt status fall by the wayside. Let the pastors actually start guiding their flocks again. I will bet you anything that the true Christians will stand up and make damn sure their church is blessed by the removal of the chains and gag.
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