[Hpn] Goldsmith to Homeless: Pray for Food / Your opinion?

Tom Boland wgcp@earthlink.net
Mon, 5 Feb 2001 15:01:07 -0800 (PST)

What's your opinion?  Should prayer be required as a condition of
government-funded services?

[full] FTN Transcript - WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2001

Stephen Goldsmith is USA President Bush's pick to head the new Office of
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.  On CBS "Face The Nation" TV
talk-show of Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, Goldsmith said:

"If you are homeless and you don't want to be mixed up with a religious
organization, you should have an option. Government should never force you
through the front door of a religious organization. If, however, you have a
choice of a faith-based organization and you, the individual, choose to go
there and you have to pray before your lunch meal, you should be required
to pray."

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