Originally Posted by stevelyn
Because in reality they are a family of scumbag lawyers that use their church as a cover to bait people into retaliating against them so they can file lawsuits. It's how they make their living.
I'm well aware.
I repeat, what makes their church any more or less legitimate than any other church? They peddle hate, but so have many others over the years. What gives you the right to decide that "in reality" they're not a church? They claim to believe in the same God as everyone else. They have exactly as much evidence as everyone else.
From a moral perspective I absolutely agree with you... but from a logic perspective there's no reason why they shouldn't be considered just as much of a church as everyone else who claims to be a church. The real, logical answer is to end tax-exempt status for churches, then this wouldn't matter.