Don’t Tax the Churches

Let’s kill this terrible idea once and for all

Barry Lyons
6 min readJun 19, 2021

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Credit: Matt Wuerker (POLITICO)

[Update: September 5, 2023. I wrote this essay a couple of years ago, but I recently had a back-and-forth with a guy on Formerly Twitter who said I was wrong. My interlocutor got me thinking about some things that maybe I ought to have included in my piece from 2021. Below I have added an Update to my essay.]

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Barry Lyons

Not a fan of sports or religion. I guess that makes me a bad American.