The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Ticked about tax stories

Readers disagree with bishops, LOGA

Assuming an honest life and one of following the tax code, the deceased's estate was built from the income remaining after paying income tax. What's the moral rationale for taxing the deceased's income again? If Lutheran clergy feel such a strong need for larger tax revenues, they should renounce the tax break that allows pastors to deduct their housing allowance.

John Mayne
Waco, Texas

Paying taxes isn't a charitable activity and is in no way related to our Christian stewardship.

Leonard K. Madsen
Kansas City, Mo.

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