I can’t believe I wrote the words, “Beto is right.” But, I admit it, he is.
If you happen to have been living under a bridge for the past few weeks, let me get you up to speed: A few weeks ago, at a CNN Town Hall, Beto O’Rourke very clearly stated that any organization, including religious organizations, should have their tax-exemption stated revoked if they do not recognize and accept homosexual relationships.
At CNN’s Equality Townhall, news opinion host Don Lemon asked O’Rourke: “Do you think religious institutions like colleges, churches and charities should lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same sex marriage?”
“Yes,” O’Rourke replied. “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. And 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.”The Christian Post
I’ve been thinking about this for the past few weeks, and I’ve come to the conclusion that Beto is right. At least about one thing: there shouldn’t be any tax exemptions. Not because of homosexuality, but because there should be no such thing as taxes. If there are no taxes, then there is nothing to be exempt from. Therefore, there is no such thing as a tax-exempt status.
Then reasoning is simple:
Taxes are theft. Theft is illegal. Therefore, taxes are illegal.
But try telling that to a communist like Beto.