STORE OWNER: Why do my taxes keep going up?

PROPERTY ASSESSOR: Because the churches don’t pay taxes, so we have to make up the difference.

STORE OWNER: And why are there so many churches?

PROPERTY ASSESSOR: Because we’re not allowed to decide whether or not something’s a church.

STORE OWNER: (pause) Stop leaning on my altar.

The above was copied from Not Always Right, a humor site.