This is a very strong view I hold. The religions should pay taxes. It is an absolute joke. While the religious continue to become obnoxiously wealthy the poor and desperate become needier.
It is high time the governments change their system. If the religions pay tax, then think about how much money could be put into education and hospitals. And that is for starters.
Yes, I think it is time the church is subject to local taxes because if it is good enough for everyone else then it is good enough for the church.