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  •  I wonder: (3+ / 0-)

    If you apply the logic of the Stupak amendment to the funding of social services, etc., what's the status of all that money going to churches involved in adoptions, etc? What happens to all those stratagems for supposedly isolating government money given to churches from money used for "evangelizing," or worship or whatever? By the logic of the Stupak amendment, would any of it be constitutional?

    •  There's not a logic at work (6+ / 0-)

      Churches involved in state-funded social services are cynically gaming the system to push their various religious angles.  The Catholic Church in DC is walking on its contracts with the city over marriage equality, proving once and for all what it's really about.

      "Dream for just a second and then do it!" -- Kolmogorov

      by theran on Sat Nov 14, 2009 at 02:30:41 PM PST

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      Bush (and Obama continued) relaxed the rules for "faith-based" entities to qualify for government contracts.

      In the olden days, religious organizations were required to have a separate entity that did not co-mingle funds.  It worked fine for decades.  
      Bu$hco bought off the the Talibangelical preachers with promises of access to unrestricted government cash.  Money buys votes!

      Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. ~ Naploeon Bonaparte

      by CParis on Sat Nov 14, 2009 at 04:50:44 PM PST

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