Let me first say, that I firmly believe that all people on this planet [and any other planet that may or may not be discovered] should be able to believe in whatever they like. If you want to pray to God, Jesus, Buddha, etc. then that is your choice. I respect that, and I will defend your right to believe in your god.
Now, here is the bit I dont believe in... What is the deal with religious groups thinking that they can act like a business and collect large amounts of land, assetts, businesses on the side, and then be exempt from taxation?
This is complete bullshit - if a religious group is behaving properly, it will collect income from donations, etc and then it will deduct expenses like electricity, bible printing, whatever and after that everything leftover - as per a normal business is PROFIT - AND IT SHOULD BE TAXED, JUST LIKE A BUSINESS.
I am all for freedom of speech and religion but I will not accept that they should be able to make MILLIONS OF DOLLARS in revenue without any taxation at all, just because they are a 'religion'.