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  •  The order isn't for organizations that receive (8+ / 0-)

    federal grants, though. It's for businesses that contract labor for the government. Like Blackwater, and such.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 08:44:54 AM PDT

    •  However certain social-services functions (1+ / 0-)
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      are conducted by religous organizations using public monies.  Soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and so on.

      Most often these are probably under state funding, but originating in federal block grants, so not sure how that part works.

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 11:11:44 AM PDT

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      •  Me either (2+ / 0-)
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        The EO will contain language that delineates scope, I assume.

        So religion is a protected class in anti-discrimination legislation.  Why should that give religious groups license to engage in discrimination against others?  I don't see the logic there.

        Religious freedom is not infringed by withholding Federal contracts.  Business with the government is not a core part of any religious tradition, other than the Mammonites masquerading as followers of other gods. Jeebus didn't say anything about that as I recall, other than "Render unto Caesar..."

        I stand with triv33. Shame on her attackers.

        by Dallasdoc on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 11:31:45 AM PDT

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      •  Yes, this came up in Massachusetts (1+ / 0-)
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        Catholic charities refused to do gay adoptions or foster care, so they got out of the state-funded child welfare business. No constitutional issue there at all -- religious organizations are not exempt from laws they don't happen to agree with. If you want state funding, you have to conform to state policies. You don't have to take the funding.

        •  Tyranny! (0+ / 0-)

          I demand my religious organization get abundant federal funding while practicing whatever kind of discrimination the LORD requires! Also, a new car.

          Early to rise and early to bed Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and dead. --Not Benjamin Franklin

          by Boundegar on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 02:01:39 PM PDT

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