Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"Charity" loses USDA food for refusing to stop prayers

The State of Illinois insisted on compliance with the Constitution and they didn't back down.  Good for them!  If this religious organization wants to continue forcing hungry people to be subjected to prayer in exchange for food distribution that's their right, but the government doesn't have to pay for it.


Robert the Skeptic said...

This actually is quite routine, church soup kitchens often have recipients endure prosthelytizing to receive benefits. I used to hear homeless people on my caseload complain about it. But these places were not receiving Federal funding.

LadyAtheist said...

Doing it on their own nickel is reprehensible but understandable. They only really "minister" to the poor for selfish reasons. If they really cared about the poor they'd give them food & shelter and let them think for themselves.