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War on Religion February 4, 2009

Posted by neoavatara in Politics.
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Well, every time you think the Democrats can’t be any dumber, they convince you that there is no ceiling for their stupidity.

Congressional Democrats have placed a line in the stimulus plan, prohibiting any funds from being used for the “modernization, renovation, or repair” of facilities that allow “sectarian instruction, religious worship or a school or department of divinity.”

Critics say that could include public schools that permit religious groups to meet on campus. The House provided $20 billion for the infrastructure improvements, of which $6 billion would go to higher education facilities where the limitations would be applied.

Now, I am a proud secularist.  I believe that keeping government out of religion protects our faith.  But this is idiotic.  This is not separating church and state; this is barring church from state.  There is a thin line between separation, which prevents the state from declaring an official religion, and prejudice, which says that if you are religioius than you are less than worthy from receiving government funds.

This is a controversy that President Obama didn’t need.  Already the first two weeks have kind of being a disaster.  Now, this ignites a social war that Obama did not need.   Now, he will have to face the conservative right as well as all the others lining up against the stimulus plan.



1. smellytourist - February 4, 2009

Good point, and echoes Jefferson’s true sentiments when he wrote about the wall of separation.

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