Faith-Based Stimulus

The version of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 recently passed by the House of Representatives contains $100 million in funding for “faith-based” programs. The Senate version of the bill does not currently contain this funding, but if we do not tell our senators that we oppose this irrelevant addition to this “economic stimulus” package, it may well make it into the final bill.

Fortunately the Secular Coalition for America has made it easy to send a message to your senators from their web site. In a time when hundreds of billions of dollars are being thrown around without much care, a hundred million may not seem like much, but it is still a lot of money, and every time these questionable programs are given additional funding they become more entrenched and more difficult to reform or get rid of.

It is our responsibility to take action to oppose these measures. The “Religious Right” should not be the only voices our Senators hear.

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About Kazz

My name is Shawn Esplin and I am an advocate of Free Thought and general good sense and thought in general. To that end, I encourage people to seriously question the things that they have been taught, especially as children, because many of these things - religious and secular - are taken on faith until we actively choose to seriously examine them for ourselves.

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  1. Some people have been encountering problems with the automatic form that the Secular Coalition for America is using. Some kind of software incompatibility. They suggest going to http://www.senate.gov directly if you have a problem.

    I submitted for Arizona with no problems.

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