A conservative caller sent in a question to Pat Robertson & Co. questioning whether the Church should continue taking “handouts” from the government in the form of tax-exempt status.

Whose church are we? Are we God’s church or the world’s? Jesus said, “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s.” Taxes. Why are churches taking a handout from the government? The just shall live by the government or by faith?

That question seemed to get under Mr. Robertson’s skin a little. The conservative Christian proceeded to explain how Wendy was wrong to think that the church didn’t own the money that was given to it.

“I don’t know what handout you’re talking about. We don’t take a handout from the government. Not paying taxes? It’s your money. The fact the government doesn’t take it away from you is not a government handout.”

Watch the full exchange below.

Joshua is a writer and researcher with Ring of Fire. You can follow him on Twitter @Joshual33.