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High fashion can cause a temporary lapse in judgment. Tattoos and Apple Watches may both be passing fads, but at least you can take your watch off.
Bah. Android vs. iPhone is a silly argument. They could have been arguing about something really important, like Nikon vs. Canon. Or Ford vs. Chevy.
No you may not. However, I will take your non-response and refusal to acknowledge my answer as an admission that I am right.
Your post is dripping with irony. Kelly was well aware that witch hunts are not limited to the far right. You are a perfect example of what Allan Bloom pointed out -- a society's greatest madness is invisible to itself. If you don't like witch hunts, stop hunting for witches. It is that simple.
McCarthy thought he was fighting a great evil, too. And, like you, he didn't care who he destroyed in the process.
I worry a lot about civil liberties. And what I see is the rise of a new McCarthyism, complete with Hollywood blacklists and public denouncing of heretics. "Are you now or have you ever been a member of a church that preaches against sex except between a man and a woman who are married to each other?" Joe would be proud. Heck, Mole from Pogo would be proud.
Actually, you pay property taxes when you rent an apartment. You just aren't the one getting the bill. But it is an expense that has to be covered by your rent, nevertheless. It is not 'free.' But let's take a wealthier church, for example. Say the church owns a cattle ranch, which runs with volunteer labor. It donates 100% of the meat to food banks, the Red Cross, and other welfare organizations, or it uses the meat to help its own poor. Should the ranch be taxed? What if...
The thread is getting awfully repetitive. What do you think of the LGBT:Mormon compromise in Utah? Granted, no one there is 100% happy with it. But it does show compromise is possible. The main points are this:   1) Same sex marriage will be allowed in Utah. 2) Discrimination in housing or in the workplace on the basis of gender orientation or religious belief is specifically prohibited. 3) Churches will not be forced to perform same sex marriages if they do not want...
How are they different? In fact, they are worse. Besides being terribly regressive, telling people that they cannot meet in their own building to worship unless they pay a tax is a gross violation of the establishment clause. Basically it is saying we only want rich churches around here. You po' people can go meet in another town.
An income tax on churches would have the same effect and be just as illegal as an income tax on political parties. Are you advocating that the Democrats should be forced to pay an income tax on their contributions?
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