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Florida official tells Christian charity to choose between Jesus and cheese
Fox News ^ | 9/09/13 | Todd Starnes

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: christian; corruption; florida; govtabuse; obama; usda
“We decided to eliminate the USDA food and we’re going to trust God to provide,” she told me. “If God can multiply fish and loaves for 10,000 people, he can certainly bring in food for our food pantry so we can continue to feed the hungry.” Now that is faith!!!
1 posted on 09/09/2013 2:54:57 PM PDT by blueyon
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To: blueyon

I don’t care if it rains or freezes
long as I’ve got my assorted cheeses...


2 posted on 09/09/2013 2:58:27 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: blueyon

For heaven’s sake.


3 posted on 09/09/2013 2:58:57 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: blueyon

Bump!


4 posted on 09/09/2013 2:59:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: blueyon

Good for them!!!!


5 posted on 09/09/2013 2:59:45 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: blueyon

Can anyone name one instance where Obama or his appointees have taken a stand IN FAVOR OF Christ?


6 posted on 09/09/2013 3:00:51 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: blueyon

I’m waiting to hear what brother Colby has to say about this.


7 posted on 09/09/2013 3:02:24 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: blueyon

“Daly politely told the government what they could do with their cheese.”

Why “politely”?


8 posted on 09/09/2013 3:02:57 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Can anyone name one instance where Obama or his appointees have taken a stand IN FAVOR OF Christ?

Well, he sat under the teaching of Mr. "God damn America!!!!!".... oh, wait, that didn't mention Christ specifically, did it?

9 posted on 09/09/2013 3:04:58 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: blueyon

Good for them!!!! Government programs aren’t charity!


10 posted on 09/09/2013 3:06:48 PM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: blueyon

The People’s Commissariat of the Ministry of Agriculture in the territory once known as “the United States of America” has made it known they are displeased with this “bourgeois” display of religious icons, and the offending institution will be suspended from receiving distribution of “free” cheese.

There was once a naïve belief that the national governments of the Soviet Union and the United States as it existed in the 20th Century would converge. The dewy-eyed optimism was so displaced.

Who knew the very positions would be totally exchanged? The Russian Federation is now much more of a capitalist state than that territory once known as “the United States of America”, which has become a neo-socialist regime on the verge of toppling into economic collapse.

What the hell happened here?


11 posted on 09/09/2013 3:08:22 PM PDT by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: G Larry
Why “politely”?

I'd hope he's only being polite until the federal civil rights law suit is filed.

Besides the horrific financial penalties for his agency, aren't there personal liability penalties to any official who seeks to violate civil rights under color of authority? Including jail time and loss of any pensions, IIRC.

12 posted on 09/09/2013 3:10:09 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: alloysteel

Russia also appears to be more Christian than the former United States of America...


13 posted on 09/09/2013 3:12:13 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

And have more common sense.


14 posted on 09/09/2013 3:14:42 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: alloysteel

47%. That is what happened. The folks who pay no taxes and vote for government cheese.


15 posted on 09/09/2013 3:15:53 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

No, and we never will.


16 posted on 09/09/2013 3:16:03 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: G Larry
“Daly politely told the government what they could do with their cheese.”

Why “politely”?


yea, why politely, I would have told them graphically.
17 posted on 09/09/2013 3:17:13 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: blueyon

They should have never taken the gubmint food in the first place.


18 posted on 09/09/2013 3:17:53 PM PDT by CityCenter (Pleading the 5th is just so 1972.)
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To: blueyon
Good.

Tell them to stick their USDA cheese where the sun don’t shine.

19 posted on 09/09/2013 3:24:43 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: SeaDragon

Lake City, FL ping...


20 posted on 09/09/2013 3:32:51 PM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: blueyon

Who? Who was it? I want the name of the official, please.


21 posted on 09/09/2013 3:38:39 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: null and void
Besides the horrific financial penalties for his agency, aren't there personal liability penalties to any official who seeks to violate civil rights under color of authority? Including jail time and loss of any pensions, IIRC.

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.

22 posted on 09/09/2013 3:39:10 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: blueyon; Joe Brower; seekthetruth
...said a state government worker showed up to negotiate a new contract.

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!

23 posted on 09/09/2013 3:41:27 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Alberta's Child

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.


24 posted on 09/09/2013 3:42:38 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void
Sure. But I don't see any evidence that non-Christian charities are treated any differently in this case.

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.

25 posted on 09/09/2013 3:55:58 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: blueyon

Cheeses of Nazareth!


26 posted on 09/09/2013 3:59:57 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: blueyon

I’ll take dude who can 5,000 people with couple of loaves of bread and some fish, Alex...


27 posted on 09/09/2013 4:16:21 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“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


28 posted on 09/09/2013 4:18:37 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: blueyon

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.


29 posted on 09/09/2013 4:30:32 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: blueyon

bump


30 posted on 09/09/2013 4:31:21 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: BillyBonebrake

LOLOL!!! That is the funniest exclamation I have ever read! Thank you for the good laugh!


31 posted on 09/09/2013 4:39:31 PM PDT by abclily
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To: blueyon

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...


32 posted on 09/09/2013 4:50:49 PM PDT by Anton.Rutter
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To: blueyon

It is a violation of the 1st to deny the people their right to their views, religious or otherwise.


33 posted on 09/09/2013 5:16:48 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: blueyon

Christian Service Center Of Columbia County Inc
Address PO BOX 2285
Lake City, FL 32056-2285


34 posted on 09/09/2013 5:29:49 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

thanks you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


35 posted on 09/09/2013 7:33:43 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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