President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are out for Freedom of Religion and they think this is going to stimulate the economy. I think we are getting to close to socialism. No granted, I did not read the whole stimulus bill, but I did skim through it and I missed this part. According to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), there is a part in this bill that says NO money is to go to a public facility if there is religious worship.
Here is the section at dispute; Section 803 “shall be for the purpose of modernizing, renovating, and repairing institution of higher education facilities that are primarily used for instruction and research . . .”
“PROHIBITED USES OF FUNDS. - No funds awarded under this section may be used for - (C) 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.”
This is absolutely appalling because this is going to restrict bible studies at colleges, dorms, etc.
We need to storm the senate and have them vote again on an amendment. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) has submitted an amendment (DeMint Amdt. No. 189) but it was defeated 54-43.
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Now is the time to contact congress again because it sounds like they are split on the stimulus package, at least according to The New York Times.
Don’t just contact your congressmen or senators, contact others especially Senator Arlen Spector (R-PA) and Sen. Susan Collins, (R-MA) are the two supposedly wanting to go with the democrats. We need to pound them hard with emails and phone calls.
Here is a list of all of the congressman and senators in the United States.
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