The Godless Stimulus

Amanda Carpenter

2/3/2009 4:55:02 PM - Amanda Carpenter
Jeffrey Poor of the Business and Media Institute finds a provision in the House and Senate version of the stimulus bill that forbids any money from going to a place of higher education that may

Specifically the language prohibits stimulus funds from being used to modernize, renovate, or repair of facilities:
(i) used for sectarian instruction, religious worship, or a school or department of divinity; or
(ii) in which a substantial portion of the functions of the facilities are subsumed in a religious mission
"This is an ACLU stimulus, because any school that gets funds to upgrade a student center or building where Bible studies or religious meetings may be held will be slapped with a lawsuit,” Wesley Denton, spokesman for Sen. Jim DeMint (R.-S.C.), told the Culture and Media Institute. “This bill declares a war on prayer at college campuses in this country. Students have constitutional right to use public facilities regardless of their religious views, and President Obama needs to step in to ask Sen. Reid and Speaker Pelosi to stop this attack on students of faith.”