Thursday, February 5, 2009

It's Even More of an Abomination Than I Thought!!

The so-called "stimulus bill" [which I have dubbed the "abomination"] working its way through the Senate right now contains a clause that "bans money designated for school renovation from being spent on facilities that allow 'religious worship.'" (see this article) The clause seems to be specific to schools of higher education.

This would seem to imply that one of the following scenarios would have to occur:

  • Religious groups would be forbidden from the use of campus buildings.
  • Campus buildings in which "religious worship" occurs will unfairly be discriminated against; these monies would not be used to renovate these buildings.
  • This clause would have to be stripped out of the bill before it becomes law, or a court would have to invalidate this limitation.
Which of these scenarios strikes you as most likely? Do any of them strike you as desirable?

No doubt further examination of this abomination will reveal additional distasteful elements. If you have a senator who has not already proclaimed he won't vote for the bill, please contact your senator and encourage him not to vote for it!

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