NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 23, 1976
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(Studio) At bar in Livingston Manor, New York, citizens ordained as mins. in Universal Life Church to protest high property taxes and aggregation of tax exempt enterprises in Catskill Mt. communities.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Catskill Mts., New York) Tax-free institutions put tax burden on taxpayers. Zen Buddhists, Transcendental Meditation adherents, Tibetan monks cited. [Farmer Dave COLLINS - may give farm to tax exempt organization] 200 gather for ordination in Universal Life Church. George McClain preforms ceremony. Is mail-order bishop. [McCLAIN - performs ordination.] Perplexities of situation noted.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt
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