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Re: [humanism-174] Fwd: ACT NOW! Stop Federal Funding to Build Churches!

From: Mark T.
Sent on: Friday, July 19, 2013 1:26 PM

FFRF just sent an action alert on this as well, with similar language. I'm a bit unclear on something-

Say, for instance, a facility owned by the Center for Inquiry or American Humanist Association had been heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The bill treats houses of worship as "providing essential services", but has special limitations for their use of the monetary aid which the bill would provide.

Would the damaged CFI or AHA facility be treated the same way? They're essentially houses of non-worship :) If so, then I'd say the bill is fair. If not, I'd say that the preferential treatment for religious institutions IS a flagrant violation.

On Jul 18,[masked]:55 PM, "Aaron Humphreys" <[address removed]> wrote:

I'm agree with the general sentiment, and but calling this the most egregious disregard for the separation of church and state is an overstatement that makes us look like loons. I signed the petition, and but I don't think that statements like that are helpful to our cause.

On Jul 18,[masked]:36 PM, "sheri presloid" <[address removed]> wrote:
Here is the online form.  Just submitted mine! :)


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From: Secular Coalition for America <[address removed]>
Date: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 11:45 AM
Subject: ACT NOW! Stop Federal Funding to Build Churches!
To: [address removed]


Every federally funded brick used to rebuild  houses of worship is a brick removed from the wall of separation between church and state!
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Tell Your Senator: No Federal Funding to Build Churches!

church, state, and money

Last Thursday, the most egregious disregard for the separation of church and state we've seen yet was introduced in the US Senate. Senate Bill 1274 proposes drastic and dangerous changes to make religious buildings eligible to receive federal relief money. If it passes, your taxpayer dollars can directly fund the brick and mortar building of churches, synagogues, and mosques, buildings that exist solely to provide religious services. 
 
We need your help to remind our Senators that one of the longest standing principles of our country is that no citizen should be required to fund any religions with which they disagree. 
 
Every federally funded brick used to rebuild  houses of worship is a brick taken out of the wall of separation between church and state! A similar bill already passed the House. The Senate must stand as a voice of reason and defender of the Constitution.

 

Ask your Senator to vote NO on S.1274!

 

 


Sincerely,

Edwina Rogers,
Executive Director



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