President Obama's 'Faith-Based' Program Lacks Adequate Constitutional Safeguards

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    Americans United: Americans United Says President Obama's 'Faith-Based' Program Lacks Adequate Constitutional Safeguards

    Americans United Says President Obama's 'Faith-Based' Program Lacks Adequate Constitutional Safeguards

    Thursday, February 5, 2009

    Church-State Watchdog Group Expresses Disappointment That Bush-Era Rules Allowing Religion-Based Hiring Discrimination Remain In Place

    Americans United for Separation of Church and State today expressed disappointment that President Barack Obama’s “faith-based” initiative is being rolled out without repeal of Bush-era policies that violate civil rights and civil liberties.

    Obama issued an executive order today appointing Joshua DuBois as executive director of the White House faith-based office and setting up an advisory council on faith-based and other issues.

    President George W. Bush’s faith-based initiative allowed religious groups that accept tax funding to engage in discriminatory hiring and celebrated faith-based groups that proselytize. Today’s Obama action leaves the Bush executive orders in place including one that specifically authorizes religion-based employment discrimination in publicly funded programs.

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    Until the government creates a religion and forces you to worship at it's altar you got nothin' to worry about.
     
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    so, Obama continues another BUsh program

    :lol:
     
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    Probaly a case of if it ain't broke don't fix it.
     
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    so far, not so much "CHANGE"
    lol
     
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    The religious organizations in question are using government money to discriminate on the basis of religion. That is a violation of the Constitution.
     
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    If things keep going as they are, everyone is going to be glad those 'entities' are there. Much more likely to be in place than social security, welfare, and food stamps.
     
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    I have no problem with the entities and the way they help people as long as they don't use government funds to promote their religion.
     
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    Personally I agree with you, surprising it hasn't been taken to court.
     
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    I'm surprised that Obama agreed to continue the program. It's been a fight since Bush unleashed the plan during his first days in office.
     

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