11th September 2012

“In the United States, you can't fund religious discrimination with tax dollars. That kind of faith-based discrimination runs counter to the founding principle of this nation.”

Susan B. Thistlethwaite

7 Responses to “11th September 2012”

  1. Barry Schiffer Says:

    We do in Howard County, MD – where public tax dollars are directly used to bus kids to private religious schools.

    No local politician has the guts to stand up and fight this misuse of tax dollars.

    Cowards.

  2. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    48% of Americans say they “seldom” or “never” read books or visit websites about their own religion.

    70% say they seldom or never read books or visit websites about other religions.

  3. R J Says:

    sinjin at 1407……………

    no surprise there…sadly

  4. Jeff Says:

    Barry,

    I hate to say this, but your friendly neighborhood local pols had nothing to do with that misuse – blame it on the Rehnquist court. They ruled that if a community provides any school transportation, they must provide it to all students of the community in exactly the same way, regardless of the destination school. That’s why several of my son’s classmates at St. Ignatius Cleveland got bus passes from the city school district. If they lived outside the city, they got them from their home district. We passed on that one, although we were entitled. And yes, as an atheist, I sent my son to a Jesuit run high school – spent the same amount on HS that I did on his Ohio State degree.

  5. Jeff Says:

    This just up from my other QOTD site:

    All we need is a voluntary, free-spirited, open-ended program of procreative racial deconstruction. Everybody just keep f***in’ everybody ’til they’re all the same color.

    Warren Beatty

    Overall, throw in some good solid anti-religious education, and what a wonderful world this could be!!!

  6. Kittie Aldakkour Says:

    Warren has been doing that for years…

    Part of the problem is that so many culture’s (my husband’s is Arabic, other family Mexican) value the fair skin, light hair and blue eyes over that of their own features. The powerful ruling classes, men especially will choose women of lighter features to procreate. It is kind of funny how darker cultures value lighter skin and the white skinned are always trying to tan and darken up… I have a friend who is married to a Mexican girl, he is white, when they are going to go to Mexico for a visit, she always wants him out of the sun a couple of months earlier – he laughs because she wants the status of a whiter looking husband… My husband has an American mom, so he does not look Arab… my kids are blonde and blue eyed – as unpopular as I am with the Arabs – they fawn over the kids and make lots of comments about their features… About half of the females in his family in Lebanon have bleached their hair… his sister puts in blue contacts… kind of creepy looking .

  7. Defiantnonbeliever Says:

    umm, on topic:
    Penny one of taxpayer money to subsidize religion is theft from social infrastructure and discrimination. The current $71 billion/year subsidy of religion in the US is discrimination big time and must be ended.