Nashville Mega Church Fights $425,000 Tax Bill for Gym, Bookstore & Cafe

“The question of who can decide which parts of a church are religious and secular is drawing national attention, with some calling it a First Amendment issue. Christ Church shut down its cafe and bookstore and handed off its gym to the YMCA of Middle Tennessee this year as the dispute dragged on, moves meant to keep the tax bill from increasing.”
The Tennesseean

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Don Johnson's picture

I seem to recall the Lord having something to say about such things:

Matthew 21:13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

Don Johnson
Jer 33.3

Wayne Wilson's picture

I think the state has a point as well. I was thinking a church for basketball games to keep the youth off the streets, but a gym with paid memberships? in a place to workout? Ugh.