Skip to comments.Stimulus Bill Would Discriminate Against Religious Activity on Campus, Conservative Groups Say
Posted on 02/05/2009 3:54:08 AM PST by Cindy
(CNSNews.com) President Obamas economic stimulus bill would forbid colleges -- both religious and secular -- from receiving stimulus funds to improve facilities that are used for religious purposes.
The provision is found in the Higher Education Modernization, Renovation and Repair section (Sec. 9302) of both the House and Senate versions of the bill, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
According to the provision, none of funds of the $6 billion allotted to the renovation, modernization, or repair of college buildings may be used for facilities (i) used for sectarian instruction, religious worship, or school department of divinity; or (ii) in which a substantial portion of the functions of the facilities are subsumed in a religious mission.
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a law firm dedicated to protecting religious and constitutional freedoms, called the provision discriminatory.
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would the biull prohibit using funds to make muslim foot baths????
What about buildings used for GLBT studies? Or for African American studies? I bet they are fine. I’m quite sure the Muslim foot baths will be built in non-sectarian restrooms, and the prayer rooms will be dual-use with microwave ovens...that is, with the new 12-watt microwave ovens from Obama’s energy department.
No, muslim foot baths are allowed. It is anything that smacks of God, Christianity, Israel and such...
Is that what those things are? I thought they were urinals.
Since Islam is an all-encompassing world view and not just a religion, one could argue that building a mosque with the funds is fine because only the political portion of Islam would be taught in the mosque. They would have to steer away from discussions of Muslim sacramental subjects such as beheadings, homicide bombings, and female genital mutilations.
there go the foot baths
Is there anything in this bill that is worth a damn?
Its hard to imagine a bunch of grown politicians coming up with such a really ignorant bill.