Churches are not, nor should they be considered as reliable sources for guidance in the formation of a civil society. Society is and should be ruled by civic and criminal law. Moral and ethical guidance is and should be provided by parents and a well regulated educational system. If anything, religion has proven to be more divisive to society rather than fostering harmony & growth. One of the reasons churches should be taxed is the cost society incurs in unraveling the falsehoods they spread.