If they refuse to pay their tax,
Then we should knock them off their perches
And give their preachers forty whacks:
Because they foster inequality
Among the members of the polity:
For tax breaks serve the superrich.
This is the megachurch’s pitch:
“We preach the gospel of prosperity.
To do that we need ten percent
Of gross. If you can’t pay your rent,
Rely upon faith, hope, and charity.
And if you’re still stuck in a mess
Why you should give us more and God will bless.”