A Florida ministry that feeds the poor said a state agriculture department official told them they would not be allowed to receive USDA food unless they removed portraits of Christ, the Ten Commandments, a banner that read “Jesus is Lord” and stopping giving Bibles to the needy. “They told us they could no longer allow us to have any religious information where the USDA food is going to be,” said Kay Daly, executive director of the Christian Service Center. So why did the government have an issue with the religious group’s religious decorations? A spokesperson for the Florida Department of Agriculture
Well then, we´d better not see the Revrun Jesse Jackson, Revrun Jeremiah Wright or Revrun Al Sharpton show up at any food banks in the hood! Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight........... want to bet there is exactly zero, zip, nada enforcement of this silliness in the city of Chicago?
FTA: “We decided to eliminate the USDA food and we’re going to trust God to provide,” she told me. “If God can multiply fish and loaves for 10,000 people, he can certainly bring in food for our food pantry so we can continue to feed the hungry.”
Amen! God owns the cattle on a thousand hills. He will provide. And may the USDA official eat his words.
The idea of any entity accepting anything from the government is self-imprisonment . We should reject Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, highway money and all other federal blackmail schemes. We provinces that once were states, cannot ever regain our Constitutional status until we reject everything the Feds offer except for the 23 things the states told the feds to do for them in the Constitution.
I have something I want to tell the Feds to do for me but I can´t say it here.
I wonder if the Muslims were to set up a food program and get in on the Fed food dump whether they would be restricted from giving what they believe is spiritual comfort? I doubt seriously they would get anything but good press and Welfare Workers down at the center shaking hands and saying McCains version of the Muslim thank god, that they use as they kill people!
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Old Army Vet, 9/9/2013 8:51:35 PM (No. 9513536)
Pure scum on all fronts. These liberals are the worst people that I have ever come across. Progressives also. They want to put everyone under their thumbs. What the h$ll is going on in this country. The people are going to revolt against this type of thinking. I weep for the future of this country.
I´m not sure how one would define "public trust" ... but according to Wiki:
The No Religious Test Clause of the United States Constitution is found in Article VI, paragraph 3, and states that:
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.
We have tons and tons of cheese stored in caves in order to keep prices artificially high. That cheese belongs to the PEOPLE, not the government. Release it to every citizen. The government is not a charity and has no right to store it and decide who gets it and who doesn´t.
Back when the Dems thought Algore had a shot at winning they were bending over at the ankles to woo "faith based" orgs and peoples. It was a false front then and shows it´s truer, ugly colors now. And yes, I´d bet you a ton of gov´t free cheese that these rules are NOT applied equally across the religious spectrum.
The secular liberal progressive State everywhere wants to establish itself as the sole source of all charity, and remove all sources of private charity, especially the Christian Churches from their traditional role in this field. It even wants to take over the money collected by these same churches for charity by removing their tax exemptions.
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