I don’t believe the separation of church and state ever envisioned a mega church. I still don’t believe small churches should have to pay taxes. Small churches don’t have their pastors buying Jets or owning Mercedes, Large mega churches have enormous budgets.
Mega churches pay their pastors outrageous salaries exceeding 1 million dollars a year. Nepotism is rampant in those churches where family members are paid enormous salaries. I’m not talking about the pastor that makes $30,000 a year and has to pay for a small house. I’m talking about the pastors that have mansion and swimming pools.
Those bastards are laughing all the way to the bank and many of them could own Banks. Joyce Meyers once had a parishioner give her money for an entire house and later when she needed some help she wrote Meyers and got a response like this. That’s went welfare is for.
This is why mega churches need to pay taxes. If they paid taxes all the rest of the taxpayers would only have to pay 3% taxes. The separation of church and state never figured on mega churches.