Regarding Jesus' teaching to “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s” (“Ἀπόδοτε οὖν τὰ Καίσαρος Καίσαρι καὶ τὰ τοῦ Θεοῦ τῷ Θεῷ”) (Matthew 22:21), we should always pay our taxes.
Today however, the situation is different and quite a bit more complex and begs the question: Is paying taxes that will be used for the federal funding of abortions, material cooperation with intrinsic evil and therefore a mortal sin? How can I then follow Christ's teaching by rendering unto Caesar knowing that which I render will be used for the greatest sin of all; the murder of innocent babies and infanticide?
Which would then be the greater evil, not rendering unto Caesar or allowing my taxes to be used for abortions? Could I then not pay taxes based on my religious beliefs? Would that jeopardize the tax-exempt status of the Catholic Church? Which is more important?
See how far we've gone from God?
What do you think?