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Anti-faith language remains in stimulus package
OneNewsNow ^ | 2/7/2009 | Charlie Butts

Posted on 02/07/2009 10:48:08 AM PST by Jim 0216

The U.S. Senate has taken action that could mean a legal battle royal over the stimulus bill.

The Senate rejected an amendment offered by Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) that would have stripped language from the stimulus bill that would force colleges and universities to throw religious clubs off campus if the schools receive federal funds. (See earlier article)

Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law & Justice had this reaction.

"Well, not only is it disappointing, it's almost a throwback to litigation that we conducted in the 1980s that we won unanimously at the Supreme Court," he says. "And I feel like this particular legislation pokes the finger in the eye of people who take religious faith seriously.

Jay Sekulow (Amer. Ctr. for Law & Policy)"It's discriminatory in its application, unconstitutional as it's written, [and] unfortunately it's going to take four or five years for it to be litigated all the way through," Sekulow adds.

With passage of the bill with the restrictions in place, how might colleges and universities be affected? "We're going to look at filing an application for a stay of this provision, trying to get it declared unconstitutional through a restraining order," he shares.

Sekulow plans to file suit the day after President Obama signs the bill.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: 111th; aclj; antichristianbigotry; antifaith; bho44; bhostimulus; christianstudents; obama; stimulus; unconstitutional
"Earlier article" just posted prior to this one.
1 posted on 02/07/2009 10:48:08 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Jim 0216

Earlier article:
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=409082


2 posted on 02/07/2009 10:50:33 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Jim 0216

Thank God for Hillsdale College.


3 posted on 02/07/2009 10:54:50 AM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli now reads "Oil the gun..eat the cannolis.")
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To: Jim 0216
As I have stated many times in the last year. The reading of the Bible or stating things that are in it will be cause for arrest and jail for life if the left is allowed to continue their dictatorship of this great Nation. I do not know if the election of 2010 will be early enough to save us, hopefully it will, if they allow the people to vote, which they may not.
4 posted on 02/07/2009 10:59:08 AM PST by YOUGOTIT (The Greatest Threat to our Security is the Royal 100 Club)
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To: Jim 0216

Will this restriction keep colleges and universities from treating muslims specially, with places to pray 5 times a day, special urinals, halal foods, etc? Will it prevent atheists from having their clubs and meetings as well?


5 posted on 02/07/2009 11:01:44 AM PST by vharlow
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To: Jim 0216
unfortunately it's going to take four or five years for it to be litigated all the way through

and by then they will be out of money.

6 posted on 02/07/2009 11:34:17 AM PST by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot child is in charge!)
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To: vharlow
Will this restriction keep colleges and universities from treating muslims specially, with places to pray 5 times a day, special urinals, halal foods, etc? Will it prevent atheists from having their clubs and meetings as well?

Of course not because as you may know, this is a spiritual battle and Satan only cares about extinguishing the truth that's in Jesus Christ.

7 posted on 02/07/2009 11:56:27 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Jim 0216

As if he could do that.


8 posted on 02/07/2009 12:17:09 PM PST by Tempest (Greed is putting money before PEOPLE.)
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To: vharlow
Will this restriction keep colleges and universities from treating muslims specially, with places to pray 5 times a day, special urinals, halal foods, etc? Will it prevent atheists from having their clubs and meetings as well?

No, and no.

9 posted on 02/07/2009 9:38:40 PM PST by itsahoot (We will have world government. Whether by conquest or consent. Looks like that question is answered)
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