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Should churches pay tax?
Religion may have some benefits, but it is dishonest to pretend that its impact is entirely positive.
The statement that religion is a social benefit is arguable. Religion has harmed many people in our community,
particularly First Nations
The US Catholic Church has spent
lobbying officials in order to fight clergy sex abuse accountability.
The Catholic Church has had a history of
in order to hide sexual abusers.
Time and time again, we see examples of religion being very harmful to society: for example, gay conversion therapy being continually pushed by Christians.
Most of human efforts can be said to not be entirely positive. But that does not mean it is not positive.