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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-05 12:02 PM
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12. I have been woefully uninformed about this--it's twice as bad as I thought

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"And in February 2004, the President issued an Executive Order earmarking an astonishing $3.7 billion to be doled out to faith-based and other organizations.

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George Bush has effectively inoculated faith-based social service providers from complying with federal employment requirements as a backdoor method of implementing a new American social order that permits discrimination on any basis in the workplace.

This situation greatly concerns supporters of the separation of church and state, and to those opposed to discrimination in the workplace. Many liberals believe that the present situation violates both concerns.

That's what's presently wrong with federal funding of faith-based social services groups. Many believe that the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, and its funding of faith-based groups, requires closer scrutiny by taxpayers, legislators and the judicial system. "

http://usliberals.about.com/od/faithinpubliclife/a/Fund...

and if the pastors do not want the IRS to monitor their sermons, screw them. If they want the money to spend without oversight, they and their sermons, had better be beholden and subject to oversight by the US government just like anyone else.
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