"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's just that they know so much that isn't so." - Ronald Reagan
The Toledo Libs in their snake pit are snarling about the faith-based initiative and monies one of them says was wasted by Pat Robertson's Operation Blessing. There weren't any facts posted that I could find. (I'm operating on memory here in my Blog watching.) They see support for religious groups, such as Pat's charity, various religious schools, homeless missions and the optional Christian prison in Texas, as a violation of church and state.
It never occurs to them that such support is only equal access to funding for worthy causes that have a good track record--since Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, Public Broadcasting and many others have anti-religious agendas and DO receive our taxes. (PBS has had to appear to improve in balance because of threat of legislative defunding.)
The whole point of faith-based initiatives was to give some of our tax monies to groups that really did some good --instead of --or in addition to -- groups whose so-called "secular" agenda is to undermine our faith and morals--as with many secular university programs. We fund a whole lot of nonsense, liberal-based research --like the homophobic peter meter readers in university studies --(see yesterday's post here.) Of which, my husband said, he would not submit to be in any research requiring him to watch porn. It's a sin to make it and to watch it and it is a major temptation to millions, the biggest money maker online. Much such tax-funded research has just exacerbated the problem of porn addiction and immoral behavior.
It's time we gave funding to wholesome agencies who do only good. Or defund all those who are not just secular --but actually anti-Christian in their agendas.