What do churches have to do with the EPA?
Nothing. But that doesn’t stop the EPA from taxing them with what they call the stormwater tax.
This is a “fee” that the Maryland government imposes for blocking storm water via a property’s roof, driveway, or parking lot, all of which tax-exempt churches have.
When the churches didn’t turn the other cheek on this nonsense tax, the EPA offered a holy compromise.
The churches could get their stormwater fee reduced via rebates (taxpayer paid subsidies), if they “adopt programs and equipment that will curb runoff, lessen pollution and help bolster the environment.” This of course leaves the taxpayer to fund a tax that never should exist in the first place.
The other stipulation is pastors must “preach environmentally focused sermons to educate their congregations.”
Thankfully Maryland now has a SANE governor who plans to roll back the tax.
As if government hasn’t already corrupted the church enough. The Left loves separation of church and state unless they decide against it.