I fail to understand why churches should have tax-free status. In exchange for doing social work and a bit of community building, churches are favored by government and given tax exemption. Many churches are run as businesses, some are as big as businesses and many a pastor/ lives extremely well for an organisation that pays no tax. It is time to make churches pay tax, as much tax as any other business pays. You shouldn't be exempt from tax merely because you believe in the supernatural and let the government off the hook with regard to social work and housing and feeding the poor.