Taxing Situation

July 31, 2006

Churches Putting Town Out of Business – Los Angeles Times – They are not the words one expects to hear from a politician or a Southerner, and Leonard Scarcella is both: “Our city has an excessive number of churches.”

Scarcella is mayor of this Houston-area community, which has 51 churches and other religious institutions packed into its 7 square miles.

My solution : tax the churches.

Seriously. Want to have a house of worship, agree to pay property tax. If a religious establishment want to give back to their community, this would be one way to do so.