This goes in the unbelievable AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL category….
I’m sure most liberals and Obama (but I repeat myself) could care less, but the Constitution says:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…
Of course, as noted at RedState.com:
Barack Obama was the first President to recognize unbelievers in his inaugural address.
Part of the stimulus bill offers funds to schools, but explicitly states NO funds offered to schools that house or support religious programs, groups, or services.
As noted at the Culture and Media Institute:
Both versions of the bill, the House version (H.R. 1) that passed on Jan. 28 by a 244-188 margin, without a single Republican vote, and the Senate version (S. 336), which will probably be voted on in the next few days – include language that would “prohibit” modernization, renovation, or repair of facilities:
- (i) used for sectarian instruction, religious worship, or a school or department of divinity; or
- (ii) in which a substantial portion of the functions of the facilities are subsumed in a religious mission
Such language is regrettable and could leave some institutions of higher learning susceptible to a legal action by organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) according to a spokesman from South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint’s office.
This is blatant anti-religious (Christian/Jewish) bias placed strategically in the Generational Theft Act by Democrats who loathe the religious and moral base of our country…not to mention their disdain for the Constitution and intentions of our founders.
I wonder if this tax-payer funded Muslim Charter School in Minnesotawill be receiving funds? If I had to guess, it probably will with no pushback from Democrats, ACLU or Obama.
But worse, it appears this is explicitly written not only to keep religious groups off of school property (in the name of stimulus), but also to harass the Boy Scouts…the upstanding punching bag of the left. From RedState:
The Boy Scouts has been a target of the left for a while. Though non-denominational, it has a strong sectarian influence in its rules, teachings, and beliefs structure.
According to the Supreme Court, the Boy Scouts can deny employment to gays because of the private nature of the organization. Ever since that decision, the left has tried to shut the scouts out of public buildings. The Democrats in Congress have taken up the shut down the scouts.
In both the House and Senate version of the stimulus there is a provision that is tailor made for the ACLU to shut down more boy scout troops, divinity schools, etc
Further from Red State:
What exactly is “a substantial portion”? If an organization lets the scouts meet in their facility, will they no longer be able to use government money to fix their building?
Will local school systems scared of losing funding shut down Christian student groups? Will schools that have religion departments shut down those departments lest they run afoul of the provisions?
In fact, the provision is so broad, it will very potentially have a chilling effect on all religious instruction and groups that have a religious affiliation. Never mind that Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion.
While every effort is made by liberals in this country to erase Christianity and our Judeo-Christian heritage from our schoolsand our lives they, in turn, expect us to believe that STD prevention, taxpayer funded abortions throughout the world, and millions given to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is supposed to stimulate our minds, our culture, and economy! Hog wash!
Speaking of the controversial NEA, why not a similar clause for them?
Perhaps the we could all be spared this and this. But I forgot…defaming Christ and desecrating the American Flag is free speech and “culturally profound”!?! However, according to the current Congress, stifling religious expression and groups is stimulating!
Happy now you 52% who voted for this filthy, corrupt “Hopenchange” anti-America, anti-Christian, Socialist movement you call Obama and Democratic leadership?
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