Monday, February 9, 2009

On Capitol Hill -Stimulus to Ban Religious Worship

Did you know that President Obama's Stimulus bill contains a provision toxic to Christianity?

NEWS BRIEF: "Stimulus Bill to ban religious worship", World Net Daily, February 6, 2009 (http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=88178) (please read this article and view videos) "President Obama's proposed economic stimulus plan makes a deliberate – and unconstitutional – attempt to censor religious speech and worship on school campuses across the nation, according to a lawyer who argued related cases before the U.S. Supreme Court 20 years ago and won them all. 'This isn't like a convenient oversight. This is intentional. This legislation pokes its finger in the eyes of people who hold religious beliefs', Jay Sekulow, chief of the American Center for Law and Justice, told WND today."

What, exactly, does this economic plan contain which would provoke this kind of accusation?
"The problem in the proposed stimulus bill comes from a provision that states: 'PROHIBITED USES OF FUNDS. - No funds awarded under this section may be used for - (C) modernization, renovation, or repair of facilities - (i) used for sectarian instruction, religious worship, or a school or department of divinity; or (ii) in which a substantial portion of the functions of the facilities are subsumed in a religious mission'."

What does this wording mean? How can it impact Christian activities?

"DeMint warned organizations such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Student Ministries, Hillel and other religious groups would face new bans on access to public facilities that would not apply to other organizations. 'This is a direct attack on students of faith, and I'm outraged Democrats are using an economic stimulus bill to promote discrimination', DeMint said. 'Democrats should be ashamed of themselves for siding with the ACLU over millions of students of faith'."

Once again, we are gaining insight into the inner heart of hearts of President Obama. He is going to prove to be very antagonistic to Fundamental Christianity.

7 comments:

Denise said...

We need to pray, pray, and pray again.

He And Me + 3 said...

I am praying for this man. I cannot believe that so many people voted with their pocket books and not with their convictions this election. I am devastated.

Beth in NC said...

I am having such a hard time praying for Obama with a pure heart. I know what the Word of God says ...

This man needs the FEAR OF GOD! He might be slick and cool right now, but one day he will have to come face to face with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Pray, pray, pray is right ...

Marsha said...

I was just talking to Adam about this today. There's so much that is being set into place towards an eventual one world economy. America will become more and more unChristianized to bring this all to pass. That doesn't mean we should sit back and let it happen. We need to fight! It's not to late to make an impact and stop this stimulus package.

I'm with Beth, I'm really struggling with praying for him with a pure heart.

Donetta said...

Makes sense this is happening. If my people who are called by my name!!!!!!!!
I so often think about this.

luvmy4sons said...

May God's will be done...His kingdom come...in heaven and on the earth.

LisaShaw said...

May President Obama, the administration, all of government, our nation and the world FALL DOWN AND REPENT AND CRY OUT FOR THE MERCY OF GOD before the wrath of GOD hits!!

Sin never goes unpunished. We need JESUS! Many think they do not but the Bible says that "every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is LORD"!

Hallelujah!

I stand on that blessed hope -- not the hope of man but only the hope of JESUS CHRIST.

Bless you all.