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Obama Government Religion Office Gets More Money Supporting Discrimination

Let’s not beat around the bush in the language that we use to describe the White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives. Let’s call it what it is: the White House Office of Government Religion. The office uses billions of dollars of public money to fund churches and other religious organizations, in order to support religious programs that are intended to promote particular religious beliefs.

ayatollah obama white houseGeorge W. Bush invented the White House Office of Government Religion, and Barack Obama has made it even bigger. A few weeks ago, President Barack Obama expanded the White House Office of Government Religion, and the Omnibus Appropriations Act being debated in the US Senate today gives the White House Office of Government Religion even more money to work with than is provided in the standard budget.

In the past, Barack Obama has promised that he’ll reform the White House Office of Government Religion. He has promised that he would end the office’s practice of giving special permission to organizations that receive government money to engage in religious discrimination against employees.

Promises, promises. Although President Obama has worked to expand the White House Office of Government Religion, and has worked with Congress to secure extra money for the office’s religious programs, Obama has not lifted a finger to end the religious discrimination. Obama has only given more government support to make the problem worse.

That’s one good reason to join in the pro-Constitution protest of Ayatollah Obama in Columbus, Ohio tomorrow. Yes, Ayatollah Obama. Ayatollah is what I called Bush when he began the White House Office of Government Religion, and Ayatollah is what I call Obama now that he is expanding the theocratic powers of the office.

The First Amendment clearly makes the White House Office of Government Religion unconstitutional. I once hoped that Barack Obama would put an end to the office’s abuses. Instead, I’m watching Obama use its powers to sustain his own authority.

10 comments to Obama Government Religion Office Gets More Money Supporting Discrimination

  • Jon

    I share your concern, although from the opposite direction. I don’t believe any Religion should accept money from the Government. By doing so, that institution falls prey to Government meddling.

  • qs

    Jon, I was just about to say that…

    These institutions come with their handout, but they won’t like it once Obama starts regulating them.

  • qs

    Same reason I dislike the idea of Federal Vouchers.

    As soon as the government begins paying the tuitions of these private schools…bam, they have a mandate for regulating them. People are better off just paying twice, once in taxes and once in paying tuitions privately. Better to raped then allow the gubmit to meddle. State vouchers are a reasonable idea since their not part of the centralized government.

  • Anonymous

    Im wondering… If you cut government money to these groups how many shelters and soup kitchens close? Religious groups are the biggest advocates to helping the poor and homeless… I also think that they shouldnt take the money. Churches do not need to be in bed with the state, but its food for thought

    • Jim

      If government money is what’s keeping the shelters and soup kitchens open, then they aren’t really there because of religious groups; they’re there because of government money. So if the same government money goes to secular nonprofit organizations doing the same work, no shelters or soup kitchens close.

      • Anonymous

        I think they are there because the religious groups want to offer the service and help those in need. There is simply a problem with money. If the government turns that money over to secular groups they are going to have to rent the soup kitchens that are already in place in the churches. Money goes to the same pockets. Also, the volenteers will move over and start working with that group making it a religous group by practice, if not in name. The vast majority of the people doing this service are religous groups. Its a strange pickle

  • Anonymous

    whats the discrimination part? how are they discriminating?

    • Many of those groups are firing people only because the employees do not share the same religion as the boss. That’s discrimination, and these groups are using government money to support it.

  • Anonymous

    No. Its not discrimination if being of a certain religion or belief is required to do the job. Just like its not discrimination if Hooters only hires skinny girls and Irregular times only hires people that believe the same thing. If JClifford (random name I see on this site, heck, he might own this site for all I know, just an example) decided that he was wrong on Jesus Christ and became a Baptist and started preaching on this blog site would he still have a job? If he is fired because his religion makes doing his job impossible is that discrimination? How can a buddist person council a Athiest? How can an athiest council a Catholic? I think this is called something like a Bona fide occupational qualification making it legal and not discrimination. I think funding is a spereate issue that I would side with you on. Churches shouldnt be taking money from the state. I think the New Jersey (I think) church who took money for the use of commons area and then got in trouble because they didnt let a gay group use it proves this point. If you take money from the state you may have your beliefs stepped on and at that point you cant do anything about it. As far as discrimination goes I think this is simply not true.

    • Anonymous

      of course its also a hard point to drive home. The people in this country who believe in and work the hardest in regards to social services would be the ones cut out if funding goes away. seems like this would hurt people more then help which doesnt make sense. Hard topic, good for discusion…

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