CFI Releases Position Paper Criticizing Faith-Based Initiatives

February 8, 2009

The Obama administration recently announced an expansion of government funding for so-called "faith-based initiatives," in which taxpayer dollars are doled out to sectarian religious organizations for the performance of social service programs.  This government funding raises legal and constitutional concerns that the administration has yet to address directly.  On Friday, the Center for Inquiry produced a position paper that called for an end to government funding of faith-based programs.  Because government funding is scheduled to continue, the Center for Inquiry further recommended the adoption and vigorous enforcement of specific minimum safeguards to protect church-state separation and religious liberty.    Read more about it here .

 

Comments:

#1 dougsmith on Sunday February 08, 2009 at 9:26am

FYI: there was some discussion of Obama’s faith-based initiatives on the CFI Forum earlier:

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/forums/viewthread/5413/

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