That is a very interesting question.
Makes me wonder about these holy rollers and their expensive accounts usually reserved for the rich.
The modern day "snake oil" salesmen have learned to fleece a larger group of people to feed their decadent lifestyles.
A church runs just like a business. But is not accountable outside itself. You ever check out those mega-churches that house thousands, they have security guards. You ever wonder why? It's not for the patrons safety. They are protecting the money and the tools used to get it.
I'd blame historical anachronism.
At the time of the founding of the US, and even around the time of Amendment 16, Churches were institution not only of religion, but also of academia, science, medicine, culture, and arts. Generally things which are also exempt from taxation to this day.
Churches focusing almost solely on religion is actually a pretty new thing, but the transformation took a very long time.
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