Watching the TV this morning I saw being broadcast on a major local affiliate here the sermon from Cornerstone church - a mega church in Madison. A TV spot which no doubt cost a huge amount of money. I also see this church placing advertising billboards all over town. They often stay up for months on end. A link to A permanent billboard cost in Metro Nashville shows that one costs as much as $56,000 per month. This church's' Sunday attendance boasts in to the many thousands. Quite a lot of money has probably been put in to the place. (and the organization) Here in the bible belt religion is free enterprise. Where rival groups set up shop on every street corner. Competing to save people's souls and collect their money. Which brings me back to my point of eliminating their tax exemption status. Make them compete as any other commercial enterprise.