There have been few legal controversies in the late Twentieth Century which have changed the American political landscape as the controversy between the IRS and Bob Jones University. Is the concern over what happened to Bob Jones University in the 1980's part of what is driving the current religious activism against SSM, because of Catholic Colleges and BYU?
So you think that the people and its representative government should have no say in what types of activities that we subsidize? It is true that given current trends BYU tax exempt status could be in jeopardy. This will not affect the tax exempt status of the church as a whole. A correlated case would be the status of women in the church. Women cannot hold the priesthood and cannot be leaders of wards, stakes, districts etc. Women can't baptize. No one has successfully sued the church on thes