In the coming weeks we will once again be able to see George Bush's true colors as a bigot and a moron.
His new proposal to fund religous groups as social organizations is moving forward:
While he will no doubt point to the YMCA, Salvation Army, JCC, local church soup kitchen and others as examples of his plan, what about:
* The Church of Marijuana
* The Church of Satan
* an organization that promotes child/adult sex
If the Catholic Church can receive money to offer sacremental wine to people it helps, why can't the Church of Marijuana offer them all a joint (taxpayer funded)?
If a Protestant soup kitchen can be funded to offer self-help books to its diners, why can't the Church of Satan print up similar pamphlets?
And, if a Jewish school that helps troubled youth will get funds, why can't one run by Pedophiles also receive funds (especially since most of the staff will volunteer making it a non-profit)
As soon as you start excluding groups, where do you draw the line? Do American Indian Shamans get excluded because they are not Judeo-Christian? Do Jewish groups because they don't promote Jesus? Do Catholic groups get excluded because they are controlled by the Vatican?
Do not forget that the Ku Klux Klan is dominated by religious symbols and closely ties it into their practices. Can't you see a grant application that likens burning a cross on the lawn of the newest black resident in a community to the Welcome Wagon visiting them? The Arayan Nations also has a big church backing (the Church of Jesus Christ Christian). Imagine if the Skinhead Choir was paid to knock on your door.
This idea needs a LOT of work