Stripping churches of non-profit status will backfire

Now that the Supreme Court has declared that states must recognize same-sex marriages, supporters of the decision are again starting to push hard to strip any organization that opposes it of non-profit status. The idea of using taxation as a weapon against ideological opponents is nothing new. Neither is it new for religious institutions to be the target of this weapon. What would be new is the outcome of success. This is starting to look very much like a classic case of “be careful what you wish for”. The first big…