Over a year ago I wrote in my monthly newsletter (you’ll find all of my newsletters under the publications tab at deconcinimddonald.com) about the “rain tax” imposed in Maryland, the stated purpose of which was to remediate pollution of Chesapeake Bay from stormwater runoff.
I predicted then that churches might be particularly negatively impacted, since their facilities will typically have lots of impervious surfaces, which is the category of property improvement that is subjected to the tax.
Now comes word that apparently, some churches are getting special dispensations (i.e. a break on the tax) if they educate their parishioners about the need to be “good stewards.” I’m not making this up. It’s in the Washington Post.
I haven’t really tried to analyze it, but somehow the idea of giving churches a tax break based on the content of their messages to their members just doesn’t sound right.
Via PJ Media.