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Where there's smoke...

by Dan McC / July 7, 2004 7:10 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) This is scarey :-(
by Diana Forum moderator / July 7, 2004 9:27 AM PDT
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by Evie / July 7, 2004 10:24 AM PDT

If the grants are funding needed services provided by bona fide charities, how is that any different than federal grants to secular charities that provide similar services? Nobody seemed to express much concern over NARAL's support for Elliot Spitzer who then went on a rampage against providers offering abortion alternatives (that might have cut into their profits). How is that any different than the "Reverend" Jesse Jackson's active party affiliation and campaigning and multimillion dollar grants to his various "education funds" -- for which to date he cannot even provide an accurate accounting but remains untouched lest he unleash his race rhetoric on federal prosecutors. Just ONE of those grants was for over half a million dollars for his organization merely to enlist people in a healthcare program for the poor! Sheesh! As I recall, the numbers of families this grant resulted in enrollment pitifully low.

Why should people of faith not also enjoy the same free speech enjoyed by everybody else in the political arena. I'm not for government funding of charities at the federal level, period. But so long as it exists, there is no reason to discriminate against religious charities in favor of secular charities, especially since in many areas, such as drug rehab, the former have a better proven trackrecord of success.

Evie Happy

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