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IrateCitizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-03 02:45 PM
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13. No, they are not, Terwilliger.
While I can acknowledge the fact that these people are attempting to do good works, I cannot condone the fact that they must proselytize to others in the process. I'm not into anyone shoving their beliefs on others, especially from a position of power that these people enjoy, whether they realize it or not.

And I'm disappointed that you would make such a baseless accusation.

Finally, the idea that it needs to be strictly a "governmental organization" is a false one, IMHO. In fact, I believe that is one of the things that we, on the left, bite ourselves in the ass about. Government is NOT always the best provider of services -- for one reason, because government cannot provide a sense of COMMUNITY and SUPPORT that is often so badly needed by people in programs such as welfare. What about getting away from the "faith-based" and instead concentrating on grants to community-based organizations, along with the adequate follow-up to make certain that the program is being run "properly"?
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