It is an insult to tax the church, only the godless demand it -Lawrence Tetteh
“It is an insult. From an economic point of view it is double taxation,” he added.
He continues that “remember in the Bible story, we had the ungodly asking the church to be taxed. What people lose sight of is that the people you think are very rich, you can count them; you live in Ghana, how many pastors use Land Cruisers? If you take a few of us [pastors] who seem to be doing well, there are no more than ten of us“.
He pointed out that “the others you don’t see are suffering, in debt and have no place to sleep. In fact, if you go to some pastors, you will be very sad for them… you can’t tax the church. The church is only benevolent to society.
Dr. Tetteh also mentioned that without the church in Ghana, the nation would have been an illiterate country. “The gifts that the church receives go back into the church; tuition fees are paid [from these]. If you look at Ghana, but for the church the nation would have been as illiterate as some nations in the sub region which I don’t want to mention…we should applaud the church…” he said.
So, “when you tax the church, what do you get? If you want to look at it critically, only anti-church people complain about the church paying taxes…Learn more about him in the video below.