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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I don’t care if it rains or freezes
long as I’ve got my assorted cheeses...
For heaven’s sake.
Good for them!!!!
Can anyone name one instance where Obama or his appointees have taken a stand IN FAVOR OF Christ?
I’m waiting to hear what brother Colby has to say about this.
“Daly politely told the government what they could do with their cheese.”
Well, he sat under the teaching of Mr. "God damn America!!!!!".... oh, wait, that didn't mention Christ specifically, did it?
Good for them!!!! Government programs aren’t charity!
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?
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.
Russia also appears to be more Christian than the former United States of America...
And have more common sense.
47%. That is what happened. The folks who pay no taxes and vote for government cheese.
No, and we never will.
They should have never taken the gubmint food in the first place.
Tell them to stick their USDA cheese where the sun don’t shine.
Lake City, FL ping...
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