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Under The Radar

(3,386 posts)
Mon Dec 14, 2020, 09:22 PM Dec 2020

It is time to begin taxing these evangelical false prophets

....that have backed this right wing madness, lied to their congregations, and convinced these people to send literally billions while they claimed to speak directly to God.
Non profit charitable organizations all need to be looked at by the IRS.

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It is time to begin taxing these evangelical false prophets (Original Post) Under The Radar Dec 2020 OP
Amen! Karadeniz Dec 2020 #1
Long past time for that...nt Wounded Bear Dec 2020 #2
Agreed pecosbob Dec 2020 #8
Praise trDump,... The Lord,... and Jesus,.... magicarpet Dec 2020 #3
Forget about taxing those false prophets. I have another idea meow2u3 Dec 2020 #4
Beyond their last dollar... Under The Radar Dec 2020 #5
Just Franklin Phony Graham on TV RANDYWILDMAN Dec 2020 #6
Er, isn't any member of the clergy by definition a false prophet? stopbush Dec 2020 #7
The Rev. Dr. MLK Jr. was a member of the clergy. summer_in_TX Dec 2020 #16
It's still make believe. Sad that people feel the need to assign a fantastic outside agency stopbush Dec 2020 #17
Malcom X, Rev. Jackson, Sojourner Truth, Jarena Lee, Desmond Tutu Kaleva Dec 2020 #18
And Socrates was condemned for corrupting the youth by disavowing the gods. stopbush Dec 2020 #19
Jimmy Carter is a deacon at his hometown church. He'd probably tell you they were not real gods. Kaleva Dec 2020 #20
Christian hubris. stopbush Dec 2020 #21
Take it up with Jimmy Carter and others. Kaleva Dec 2020 #22
I won't waste my time or theirs with such nonsense. stopbush Dec 2020 #24
They are low-life scum. dalton99a Dec 2020 #9
RAMEN!!! COLGATE4 Dec 2020 #10
Blessed be his noodly goodness. EarnestPutz Dec 2020 #12
ya think !! monkeyman1 Dec 2020 #11
They've been abusing our Constitution for long enough FakeNoose Dec 2020 #13
They want large services because attendance means cash flow keithbvadu2 Dec 2020 #14
Kick....n/t Upthevibe Dec 2020 #15
Calvary Chapel Pastor Cried at all four of his sermons over it Bluesaph Dec 2020 #23
So he is telling the creator of the Universe that he fucked up? Under The Radar Dec 2020 #25

magicarpet

(13,760 posts)
3. Praise trDump,... The Lord,... and Jesus,....
Mon Dec 14, 2020, 09:32 PM
Dec 2020

,... past the tax collection plate and send the proceeds to Uncle Sam.

Don't forget to collect thems property taxes too,.. at the full fair market value for the land and buildings.

meow2u3

(24,731 posts)
4. Forget about taxing those false prophets. I have another idea
Mon Dec 14, 2020, 09:38 PM
Dec 2020

Prosecute these evangelical false prophets (or profits?) as the swindlers they are. They're committing the lowest form of blasphemy: using God's name to fleece parishoners out of their last hard-earned dollars.

Under The Radar

(3,386 posts)
5. Beyond their last dollar...
Mon Dec 14, 2020, 09:43 PM
Dec 2020

Not only are they charging monthly recurring charges to credit cards, forcing them deeper into debt, more than one asked for their stimulus checks to be endorsed over to the church.
It is a scam worse than Trump University and all of them must be exposed and charged as the criminals that they really are.

RANDYWILDMAN

(2,620 posts)
6. Just Franklin Phony Graham on TV
Mon Dec 14, 2020, 10:04 PM
Dec 2020

Just like his daddy and yet many presidents including Obama fell for his humble everyman begging preacher mode.

if you are worth 25 million dollars, you are not humble, you are a con man. Reading the wrong book, god does not want to to be on TV all the time, he does not want you asking for money, unless you are giving it ALL to the poor and needy.

But Billy gave tons of money to Franklin, his son being just as phony as he was.

joel osteen has what 8 best seller books and is worth 40 millon

Jim bakker is a convicted fraud and people still give him money.

Religion is america has it's place, but mega religion is just pure sham.

stopbush

(24,313 posts)
7. Er, isn't any member of the clergy by definition a false prophet?
Mon Dec 14, 2020, 10:13 PM
Dec 2020

Treating make believe as if it were reality. Can’t get more false than that.

summer_in_TX

(2,633 posts)
16. The Rev. Dr. MLK Jr. was a member of the clergy.
Tue Dec 15, 2020, 12:31 AM
Dec 2020

He spoke with moral power and authority drawn from deep study of religion and a dream of justice as well as a faith that led him to put his own life on the line.

He was threatened, a bomb was thrown through the front window of his home (luckily they were all in the back just then), and he was stabbed on one of his trips up north (Chicago, I think). He didn't stop.

I'm as critical of the false religion that manipulates as anyone. They defame Jesus constantly.

But there is a genuine religion that transforms, redeems, brings forgiveness, reconciles enemies, empowers, and becomes a force for good.

If you were fortunate to be alive and old enough to process his speeches and sermons, as I was, you would recognize that something more than human was happening through him. I was raised by deeply agnostic parents, who were prejudiced against Christians. But they were inspired by King, and so was I.

He was assassinated on their wedding anniversary. They were devastated, and sad for years afterwards on that day. But they commissioned an Austin artist to make a bust of Dr. King. I visited my dad today and it was there in its place on a shelf in his bookcase.

stopbush

(24,313 posts)
17. It's still make believe. Sad that people feel the need to assign a fantastic outside agency
Tue Dec 15, 2020, 09:51 PM
Dec 2020

as the inspiration for that which arises from their own humanity and our hard-won sense of morals.

stopbush

(24,313 posts)
19. And Socrates was condemned for corrupting the youth by disavowing the gods.
Tue Dec 15, 2020, 10:11 PM
Dec 2020

Were those gods “real,” like the Xian god?

Kaleva

(36,027 posts)
20. Jimmy Carter is a deacon at his hometown church. He'd probably tell you they were not real gods.
Tue Dec 15, 2020, 10:17 PM
Dec 2020

stopbush

(24,313 posts)
21. Christian hubris.
Tue Dec 15, 2020, 10:19 PM
Dec 2020

Are you seriously saying the god of the Buybull was less a work of fiction than Zeus?

Kaleva

(36,027 posts)
22. Take it up with Jimmy Carter and others.
Tue Dec 15, 2020, 10:28 PM
Dec 2020

It's your issue to deal with that you have major problems with prominent civil rights leaders who have or had strong religious beliefs.

FakeNoose

(32,041 posts)
13. They've been abusing our Constitution for long enough
Tue Dec 15, 2020, 12:02 AM
Dec 2020

Make sure the Scientology people get included, they are certainly not a friggin' "church."


keithbvadu2

(36,043 posts)
14. They want large services because attendance means cash flow
Tue Dec 15, 2020, 12:06 AM
Dec 2020

They want large services because attendance means cash flow

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