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Separation of Church and State,
Disaster Edition

Wall Street Journal, by Avi Schick

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Posted By:tocsin, 1/25/2013 7:22:00 AM

In coming days, the Senate is expected to approve $50.5 billion in federal aid for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. This is in addition to the $9.7 billion in aid approved earlier this month. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Housing and Urban Development will determine how most of the aid is distributed. Their to-do list should include a clear message that houses of worship and other religious institutions will be fully eligible for assistance. In New York state alone, hundreds of houses of worship were damaged by Sandy. More than 200 Catholic parishes were affected,

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Cardinal Dolan should remember "He who pays the piper calls the tune."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cartcart, 1/25/2013 7:27:04 AM     (No. 9138072)

The members of the churches should bear the costs of restoring their own places of worship. If not, the government has a say in what goes in and out from the pulpit. Very, very dangerous to have churches on the public dole.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/25/2013 7:27:10 AM     (No. 9138073)

Oh yeah....And don´t forget the needy people / industries on the West Coast, they get a handout too, right?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/25/2013 7:42:49 AM     (No. 9138087)

#1, I totally agree with your premise, but as the saying goes, ´Why not, everybody else is in on the free stuff.´
in reality, only about 20% of the $60B is for Hurricane Sandy repairs, the other 80% is pork.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: john56, 1/25/2013 7:56:55 AM     (No. 9138115)

Here´s what´ll probably happen. Once the Catholic and Christian churches get their estimates and paperwork together to head over to FEMA for disaster-repair loans, they´ll find out Dear Leader(US)´s FEMA goons have already given all the money for churches to a bunch of Islamic mosques which had minimal damage ... or may not even exist so the can be built.

I wouldn´t be suprised if Mayor No Big Sodas in New York already got money for his friends at the Ground Zero mosque.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: halfnorsk, 1/25/2013 8:03:33 AM     (No. 9138133)

After yesterday´s "prayer" at the opening of Feinstein´s Gun Grab Extravaganza, it´s quite clear that Libs ignore the 1st Amendment as easily as they do the 2nd.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/25/2013 8:14:00 AM     (No. 9138162)

The government does not have a say in anything because they are giving you back the money stolen from you in the first place.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: fritzilou, 1/25/2013 10:32:11 AM     (No. 9138519)

Do people carry insurance any more or do they rely on the government to bail them out?

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