Which Side Are You On?

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Any fair reading of the state of play of religious politics at the moment needs to take account of where folks stand on the stimulus bill. In opposition are familiar faces of the religious right: the Traditional Values Coalition, the Christian Coalition, Concerned Women for America, the American Family Association, etc., all sailing under the bogus claim that the bill is anti-religion (because it won’t fund religious facilities). Then, in support of the bill, are the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the United Jewish Communities, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Catholics United, and (to the extent that it is prepared to set the record straight on the anti-religion charge) Faith in Public Life.

 Where are the Catholic bishops? Caught up entirely with abortion politics. The National Council of Churches and National Association of Evangelicals? Who knows? Sojourners? Third Way? MIA.

Update: Sojourners is on board.

  • Asinus Gravis

    If the bill did seek to fund religious schools it would appear to clearly violate the Lemon Test established in “Lemon v. Kurtzman” (1971). So, it looks like the Religious Right wants an unconstitutional stimulus bill.

  • It is sinful, shameful and embarrassing to see conservative “Christian” groups rattling their tin cups, looking for Federal money from Caesar — WHO HAS NO MONEY!!!* They are a disgrace to the cause of Christ.
    John Lofton, Editor
    Recovering Republican
    *$56 TRILLION in debt — or so I have read.