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Church should stop complaining about stormwater fee

The Catholic Church and other religious institutions should stop complaining about paying their fair share of the burden we all bear to clean up our environment ("Churches seek break on city stormwater fees," June 12).

If they weren't already exempt from taxes, which is a debatable given the Constitution's ban on laws favoring the establishment of religion, the rest of our secular population would not have the burden of making up the tax loss.

The small assessment for such a wealthy church should pose no undue burden on its ability to do charitable work. Tax everyone fairly and equally.

Kenneth Hoffman, Severna Park

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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