Saturday, January 07, 2006

Why government money to churches concern me

David Sirota has the goods on how the church/state line is definately blurred under President Bush...

"a religious institution is at risk of losing its tax exempt status if its leader advocates ending wars. But if its leader comes out and overtly endorses George W. Bush for president and then uses church facilities to advocate confirming Bush's Supreme Court nominees, there's no tax issue. In fact, as the New York Times notes, the latter gets rewarded with 'a $1 million grant through the president's new religion-based initiative.'"

Does this concern anyone else?