Skip to comments.Florida official tells Christian charity to choose between Jesus and cheese
Posted on 09/09/2013 2:54:57 PM PDT by blueyon
A Florida ministry that feeds the poor said a state agriculture department official told them they would not be allowed to receive USDA food unless they removed portraits of Christ, the Ten Commandments, a banner that read Jesus is Lord and stopping giving Bibles to the needy.
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Who? Who was it? I want the name of the official, please.
Not at all. There's no case to be made when Uncle Sam attaches strings to the money he gives you.
There's no reason why a USDA program like this should even exist. There's even less of a reason why any self-respecting charity would cater to Caesar's demands just to get its hands on Caesar's cash.
No name in the article...some Amanda Bevin chick was named, but I don't think that was the "state government worker"...
seek, joe, maybe we ought to contact Rick Scott and some of our fellow Florida FREEPers to get this wrong action corrected!
If they don’t require non-Christian religious charities to repudiate their faith as a condition of government largess, then discriminating against Christianity clearly and unquestionably violates the establishment clause.
Quite frankly, I would have nothing to do with a "charity" that relies on government largesse for its financial well-being. That's exactly what got Catholic Charities into trouble in California a few years ago when they tried to claim some kind of exemption from a law relating to domestic partnerships, on the grounds that they could not be compelled to violate their religious beliefs. The state judge in the case rightly decided that Catholic Charities isn't a religious organization, and one of the key points in his ruling was that they received most of their funding from government agencies.
It's instructive to note that in the parable of the Good Samaritan, the Samaritan who came across the injured traveler didn't pick up a cell phone and call 911 so a chariot could come and take the guy to the King Herod Trauma Unit at the Caesar Augustus Medical Center. The Samaritan put the guy on his donkey, took him to a nearby inn where he could rest and recuperate, and paid the innkeeper out of his own pocket.
Cheeses of Nazareth!
I’ll take dude who can 5,000 people with couple of loaves of bread and some fish, Alex...
“maybe we ought to contact Rick Scott and some of our fellow Florida FREEPers to get this wrong action corrected”
Good idea do we have any Florida freepers around
Well........refusing to distribute food purchased with money taken with the threat of being assaulted at gunpoint by agents of the gubmint.....
Sure sounds like there is one gubmint apparatchik who’d best mind his surroundings lest a patriot take to heart the immortal words of Thomas Jefferson.
LOLOL!!! That is the funniest exclamation I have ever read! Thank you for the good laugh!
That brick of gubmint cheese (as I remember it) is some good cheese. But it’s not as good as Jesus. It’s not even as good as Odin. It’s better than Kali, though...maybe they should try blackmailing the Thuggee cult down the road...
It is a violation of the 1st to deny the people their right to their views, religious or otherwise.
Christian Service Center Of Columbia County Inc
Address PO BOX 2285
Lake City, FL 32056-2285
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