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Message Subject Catholic Church to be TAXED in Italy
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The Yearly Cost of Religious Tax Exemptions [in America]: $71,000,000,000
[link to www.patheos.com] 6/16/2012
We know churches get tax exemptions, but how much money does that actually come out to?

University of Tampa professor Ryan T. Cragun along with students Stephanie Yeager and Desmond Vega ran some calculations and figured out a number:

While some people may be bothered by the fact that there are pastors who live in multimillion dollar homes, this is old news to most. But here is what should bother you about these expensive homes: You are helping to pay for them! You pay for them indirectly, the same way local, state, and federal governments in the United States subsidize religion — to the tune of about $71 billion every year.
 
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