Thanks to Fr. Curtis for posting all this fascinating SCOTUS hearing of an LCMS case. But back up a minte; just looky here at something he put up with only a little parenthetical note:
JUSTICE ["Follow the Money"] GINSBURG: Well, it was certainly for some purposes, I mean, if every teacher who teaches religion and math and a lot of other things said, I'm a minister and I'm entitled to the parsonage allowance on my income tax return, certainly that's something that a government agent would review.
See there? I knew it! I have been warning them for years that this whole commissioned minister business was nothing but a subterfuge. The tax man cometh!