“Anyone attempting to split China in any part of the country
will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones,”

China’s Xi Jinping


“With as many Bibles as are printed in China, the news that they will not be subject to such tariffs is welcomed news for LifeWay and other publishers of God’s holy Word. “

Russell Moore,
president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
of the Southern Baptist Convention


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“A 25% tariff would make it difficult to continue printing some formats and raise prices, leading to a Bible shortage that would hurt the Christian bookseller market, as well as ministries, churches, nonprofits and other religious organizations that couldn’t afford them, Schoenwald said.” Publishers Plead With Trump Not to Impose a ‘Bible Tax’
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Heaven forbid that life might get “difficult” for the American Christian.

What is “difficult” to understand is how such self-serving “ethics” cannot be seen for the sham argument that it is.

Grind the bones of those who desire freedom of religion all you want just don’t place a tariff on Bibles that might cost a “Christian” a little more than he, or she, is willing to pay so says many a backward “Christian” publisher.
No wonder when Jesus said you could not serve God and money, the Pharisees sneered. 1) (Luke 16:14) The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus.
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They claim to know God, but they deny him by their works.
They are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for any good work.
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Gee, since these publishers are sooo very concerned about a “Bible tax,” one can be sure they will be leading the charge to negate the charging of taxes on Bible’s in all 50 states of the United States.
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China’s Xi Jinping no doubt thoroughly savors the weakness and sham ethics of the pathetic book publishers that will sacrifice the “bones” and oppression of China’s Christian church so that things are not too “difficult” for the consumer in the United States.
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“We believe the Administration was unaware of the potential negative impact these proposed tariffs would have on the publishing industry generally, and that it never intended to impose a ‘Bible Tax’ on consumers and religious organizations,” said Mark Schoenwald, president of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, in a written statement.
“However, if printed books, including Bibles, are not removed from the fourth list of products from China to be subject to tariffs, and the tariffs go into effect, publishers will reduce investment in their businesses, consumers and religious organizations will face higher prices, and churches, schools, ministries, and non-profit organizations will have fewer resources to educate others and connect them with the Holy Bible.”
HarperCollins owns both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, two of the largest Bible producers in the U.S.” China tariffs could lead to a ‘Bible tax’ in the US, say Christian publishers
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For the record of Truth, the Word of God can never be “taken hostage” as China has long had a very strong Christian Church in the midst of suffering Communist oppression. Whereas in the United States of Commerce “Christian” publishers have flooded the market with their wares only to have produced a mass of goats claiming to be Christian. 2)(Matthew 25:33) He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. 
What the United States needs is far fewer Bibles and far more of the Living Word of God.
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“Mandrell said the exemption “has given us hope that the administration has heard our concern. Nevertheless, I am troubled that the Word of God would ever be taken hostage in an international trade dispute.””
‘Bible tax’ no more: Trump exempts religious items from China tariff list | Fox News
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(RNS) — If President Trump gets his way, reading the Bible could get more expensive.
The parent company of the two largest Bible publishers in the United States has warned the Trump administration that proposed tariffs on China would amount to a “Bible tax.”
Trump’s proposed tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese-made products would affect books and other printed materials, according to Bloomberg. That includes Bibles, which are overwhelmingly printed in China because of the specialized technology and skills they require to produce.
“We believe the Administration was unaware of the potential negative impact these proposed tariffs would have on the publishing industry generally, and that it never intended to impose a ‘Bible Tax’ on consumers and religious organizations,” said Mark Schoenwald, president of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, in a written statement.
“However, if printed books, including Bibles are not removed from the fourth list of products from China to be subject to tariffs and the tariffs go into effect, publishers will reduce investment in their businesses, consumers and religious organizations will face higher prices, and churches, schools, ministries, and non-profit organizations will have fewer resources to educate others and connect them with the Holy Bible.”
HarperCollins owns both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, two of the largest Bible producers in the U.S.
Schoenwald testified to a panel of officials at the U.S. International Trade Commission earlier this week during a hearing on the proposed tariffs.
He was joined by Stan Jantz, president and CEO of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.
Brian Murray
President and Chief Executive Officer of HarperCollins Publishers
Brian Murray is President and Chief Executive Officer of HarperCollins Publishers. Since being appointed CEO in 2008, HarperCollins has grown its revenues 50% and expanded its global footprint from operating only in English language territories to publishing in 16 languages and across 24 countries. Growth has come from organic investment in authors, imprints and new capabilities as well as acquisitions, including that of publishers Thomas Nelson and Harlequin.
Under Murray’s leadership, HarperCollins has transitioned from a traditional print publishing company to a dynamic print and digital publisher with more than $350M in digital revenues derived from new and innovative business models. The company’s strategic partnerships and strong relationships with booksellers and distributors of all sizes, new start-ups and large tech platforms have been instrumental in HarperCollins’ transformation.
Murray joined HarperCollins in 1997 and held several positions in the U.S. General Books Group until he was named Chief Executive Officer of HarperCollins Australia/New Zealand in 2001. In 2004, he returned to the United States as Group President.
Murray is past chair of the Association of American Publishers and currently serves on the board. He has also served on the Executive Committee of the International Publishers Association, where he was actively involved in activities that protect authors’ copyrights and freedom of expression. “Whatever one thinks about trade policy, the Bible should never have been a subject of this sort of taxation. As Christians, we believe the Bible is the Word of God, and is thus central to our lives and mission. With as many Bibles as are printed in China, the news that they will not be subject to such tariffs is welcomed news for LifeWay and other publishers of God’s holy Word. Even still, it is concerning that trade books and educational materials—also vital to the lives of Christians and churches—are still subject to a tariff. My hope is that this too will be addressed promptly.”
In addition, Ben Mandrell, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, commented:

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1. (Luke 16:14) The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus.
2. (Matthew 25:33) He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. 

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