Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Creditcards are more important than religious freedom?

"Thou shalt have no gods before me ... except for MasterCard, Visa and American Express.
That's the way the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York is reluctantly interpreting the controversial U.S. bankruptcy reform law that went into effect last October. The court says those going through bankruptcy may not tithe to their church or make other charitable donations ... until after they have paid off credit card companies and other creditors. Before the new law went into effect, bankruptcy court judges were required to permit debtors to tithe a portion of their income on a regular basis. The 2005 law could have a major impact on the large number of Christians and members of other faiths that are called upon to tithe a portion of their income on a regular basis. More than two million Americans filed for bankruptcy protection in 2005, and hundreds of thousands will do so during 2006. " says a report on collectionindustry.com.

This is an infringement on religious freedom. They are rewriting the laws of the Old Testament. Seperation of church and state is being used to build the profits of creditcard companies.

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