Does Catholic hospital's potential tax violate church/state separation?

A Catholic hospital in California is considering a sales tax to help fund operations and is trying to gauge voter support for a possible ballot initiative in November, according to this article in San Benito County Today.

St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy, Calif., is not struggling financially, its spokeswoman told the newspaper, but said, "we are not in a position to pay the whole cost for the expanded services that the community needs on our own."

But this raises serious concerns about the separation of church and state, among other issues, writes one of the editors of another local publication, the Gilroy Dispatch.

Read the editorial here.


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