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Saturday, January 22, 2005

The Liberal tendancies of the Religious Liberties dept.

Many probably have not noticed just how Liberal our SDA Religious Liberties department has become. They stand against Christianity in most cases. Here is a letter sent out before the election that shows their perspective and you can read between the lines to see who they want the members to vote for.

Religious Liberties Newsflash

The newsflash lists serveral Religious liberities points among them:
3. Faith-based funding. The expansion of federal funding for churches and their ministries is a bad idea that violates the constitution and distorts the mission of churches.

If the Republicans gain control of the Senate and the White House, the path will be clear for easy confirmation of the most extreme judicial nominees. Bush has already declared that Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas are his model for future Supreme Court appointments. This is downright scary, as these are the two justices most hostile to religious freedom.

The "faith-based initiative" was started under the Clinton administration. Bush has taken it to new levels, and has expanded funding opportunities to local churches, something that is clearly unconstitutional.

Much has been made, in this election, of the candidates' religion. The Bush campaign has appealed to evangelicals in a blatantly unconstitutional effort to encourage making his religious faith a test for the presidency.

Now However even noted Liberal Hillary Clinton acknowledges that Faith Based initiatives do not conflict with the Constitution.

Sen. Clinton urges use of faith-based initiatives

By Michael Jonas, Globe Correspondent | January 20, 2005

On the eve of the presidential inauguration, US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton last night embraced an issue some pundits say helped seal a second term for George W. Bush: acceptance of the role of faith in addressing social ills.
In a speech at a fund-raising dinner for a Boston-based organization that promotes faith-based solutions to social problems, Clinton said there has been a "false division" between faith-based approaches to social problems and respect for the separation of church of state.

"There is no contradiction between support for faith-based initiatives and upholding our constitutional principles," said Clinton, a New York Democrat who often is mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2008.

1 comment:

Jeannieb43 said...

Scalia and Thomas would vote to abolish a woman's right to choose. If that's not scary, I don't know what is.