Monday, August 6, 2012 9:42:02 AM
wiscesq-"If you take away the money they give to their church"
Ah, so you want to be able to tell them they can only donate to STATE AUTHORIZED charities?
HolyGod-"Do you count the money Tom Cruise gives to Scientology as charitable contributions?"
It's his money to give, and yes it would be a charitable contribution*...just not to a cause I agree with. He is under no compunction to ask me what I think first.
Unlike liberals, I understand the concept that Cruise`s money is his to do with what he likes. He can give it away to anyone he likes. Or he can fill a pool with it and swim in it. I. Do. Not. Care.
*Legal definition of charitable contribution: "a contribution to an organization which is officially created for charitable, religious, educational, scientific, artistic, literary, or other good works." So yes, Scientology applies.
Monday, August 6, 2012 6:37:36 AM
Like hell it's a freedom of speech issue, that`s definitely not why those protesters showed up, just watch some of the interviews. Besides, if you want to make it a freedom issue, the cities are have just as much freedom to deny them a new building permit.
Let`s be clear though, it`s not the real christians that showed up to protest, it was the hannity/limbaugh sheeple that turned out in droves.