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

wtinker wtinker@fcgnetworks.net
Mon, 5 Feb 2001 19:54:05 -0500


I believe that Church and state have to remain separate,I am going to sit
back and watch the Bush-ster be declared a religious rightist because he is
painting him self into that corner!
Bill
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Subject: [nhhomeless] Goldsmith to Homeless: Pray for Food / Your opinion?


> What's your opinion?  Should prayer be required as a condition of
> government-funded services?
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> http://www.cbsnews.com/now/story/0,1597,269397-412,00.shtml
> [full] FTN Transcript - WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2001
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> 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:
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> "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
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> 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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