So much for separation of church and state.
As Right Wing Watch reports, evangelical pastor Jim Garlow, who claimed that “healthcare is God’s issue,” believes the government should implement a tax to fund church-sponsored healthcare.
In an attempt to “get rid of the freeloaders that abuse welfare,” Garlow suggested in an interview with My Faith Votes that a “once every three years, ten-percent taxation on people” could be used to funnel money to “the faith communities” to provide the kind of healthcare he believes is promised in the Bible.
Furthermore, Garlow believes the church is over-regulated, and such a tax would free churches up to provide resources to the needy.
“If the church were freed up from the encroachment and the severe over-regulation in our culture and the severe over-taxation of our culture, the church could resume what it did very successfully,” Garlow said.
He also claimed that, rather than violating America’s avowed separation of church and state, his plan would put both systems “in their proper lanes.”
Listen to Garlow wax poetic about church-sponsored healthcare below, via Right Wing Watch.