No more Christian/Jewish/hindu soup kitchen sermons

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by jack404, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Faith-based organizations may no longer conduct worship services or proselytize while providing social programs funded with federal money. President Obama has amended a 2002 Executive Order from President George W. Bush that allowed faith-based social programs to get federal aid.

    Bush's order allowed religious services to be conducted at the same time and in the same place as the social program offered, so long as the service itself was not supported by the money allocated to the social program.

    Thus, visitors to a soup kitchen run by a church might hear a sermon while getting their food.

    President Obama's amendment mandates separation of the two activities, in time or place, and forbids making participation in a religious activity a requirement for receiving the benefits of the federally funded program.

    The amendments also require the government to "monitor and enforce standards regarding the relationship between religion and government in ways that avoid excessive entanglement between religious bodies and governmental entities."

    Religious organizations will have to refer beneficiaries of federally funded programs who object to the religious character of the program provider to an alternative provider within a "reasonable period of time."

    To enforce the new requirements, the amendment creates the Interagency Working Group on Faith-Based and Other Neighborhood Partnerships, which is charged with writing rules to implement the changes across the government and all organizations that receive federal funding.

    Islamic organisations are exempt.
  2. Gun Geezer

    Gun Geezer Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central Florida
    Political idiocracy knows no bounds!

  3. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    “ Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. ”

    -First Amendment, US Constitution

    I think what Mr. Obama has done is violated the First Amendment. These people had a Constitutional RIGHT to conduct sermons in soup kitchens. If the people don't want to hear a prayer, they can get up and leave for all I care.
  4. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
  5. obxned

    obxned Active Member

    Mar 4, 2007
    Thw way I would handle this is to not tke federal money. Feed the few that you can with the contributions of your church members and continue the sermans. Those who do not get something to eat get a brief serman on how Obama wants them to go hungry.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2010
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