Thursday, October 20, 2005

News For Real

What's wrong with this picture?

As part of President Bush's "faith-based initiative," US taxpayers gave the Salvation Army's children services division $47 million this year – 95% of its total budget. Several folks get jobs there but refuse to take the Salvation Army's pledge "proclaiming Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord," disclose what church they attended or name gay co-workers, and were summarily fired.

Let's parse this event out. The money came from American taxpayers, many of whom are not Christians. Nevertheless the workers were fired for refusing to pledge allegiance to the Christian prophet. They were also fired for failing to disclose their own religious affiliations, if any. And finally, they were fired for refusing to rat out gay co-workers.

Sounds more like something that would happen in Communist China, doesn't it? And, if it had happened in China, and it was Christians getting fired, you can bet your sweet bippy the Bush administration and America's Christian right would be screaming bloody murder about it.

But not this time. They even found an activist judge to back them on it.
READ ON; or don't bother. Just pack your bags and move to Canada


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