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Should churches pay tax?
Automatic tax exemptions for churches safeguard against possible political hostility towards specific religions, which could result in unfair treatment and an infringement on freedom of religion.
If the state begins granting financial favours to certain religious institutions but not others, this allows the state to express bias towards certain religions, thus undermining the separation between church and state.
Taxation is not the only political lever that can be used to infringe on freedom of religion. This argument singles out taxation unfairly.