Beto O’Rourke threatened the tax-exempt status of churches if they don’t support gay marriage.
“There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for anyone or any institution, any organization in America, that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us. So as president, we’re going to make that a priority, and we are going to stop those who are infringing upon the human rights of our fellow Americans.”
“Do you think religious institutions like colleges, churches, charities, should they lose their tax exempt status if they oppose same sex marriage?”
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) October 11, 2019
Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke says he’d strip churches of tax-exempt status if they don’t support same-sex marriage.
The crowd erupted in applause before O’Rourke further explained.
In O’Rourke’s “Plan to Pursue Equality for LGBTQ+ People and Ensure They Can Live Openly Without Fear of Discrimination or Violence,” he lists reversing the Trump administration’s “attempt to expand religious exemptions in order to enable discrimination or harm others.”
He adds, “Freedom of religion is a fundamental right, but it should not be used to discriminate.” More
May not play well with the constitution. All that annoying stuff about the government telling citizens what religious beliefs they should have. And stuff.
— Some call me Bruce (@BruceNootbaar) October 11, 2019
I would suggest Beto read the constitution. Passing any law forcing a church to change its beliefs to meet a government standard is a classic violation.
So… @BetoORourke tell us…
Will you walk into a mosque and tell those of the Islamic faith that they suddenly have to be accepting of same-sex marriage…
Or face losing their tax-exempt status??
— Millennial_Conservative™ (@Millennial_Con_) October 11, 2019
Why don’t the LGBTQ people set up their own churches with their own religious rules and leave our churches alone?Don't forget to Like Godfather Politics on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.