6th November 2013

“If churches do not feel that a full equality of access in public services is something they can endorse, they do not have to take state money.”

Simon Barrow

3 Responses to “6th November 2013”

  1. Capt'Z Says:

    And one would hope they wouldn’t be allowed to in the first place. I don’t care how ‘nice’ your church is. You still can’t have my tax money.

  2. The Heretic Says:

    Churches should not be receiving money for charitable purposes. But neither should non-churches. Charity means that civilians, not government, are funding these organizations philanthropically. If it is governmentally funded, it isn’t charity, it is welfare or some other entitlement.

  3. Jeff Says:

    I’m going to throw out a somewhat heretical thought in opposition to TH’s rather obvious disdain for “welfare or some other entitlement”.

    JUST EXACTLY what part of “among them are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” don’t you understand? We are ENTITLED to human rights by dint of having the right double helix controlling the functions of the cells of our bodies. THAT sir is an entitlement with no further need for reason or explanation, and if you can’t agree to that and use it remove the contempt from your usage of that word, I doubt that we have much to talk about as Americans – one of us isn’t, and I humbly submit that it isn’t me. As to the rest, even Jefferson realized that as time went by the definition of human rights would change, which is EXACTLY why he inserted the phrase “among them”.