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Daniel Stephney letter: President's faith proposal is a sham

President Bush made an appearance at a mayors' convention, which was broadcast on CSPAN. He began talking about the Faith Based Initiative he has been trying to get passed. His first statement was he and his administration, like the American peop...

President Bush made an appearance at a mayors' convention, which was broadcast on CSPAN. He began talking about the Faith Based Initiative he has been trying to get passed. His first statement was he and his administration, like the American people, believe in the separation of church and state. He went on to talk about businesses that were faith based, saying, "Faith based businesses are being told to take the cross off their wall, or their Star of David. This is not right."

I agree with this, no one should be discriminated against for their religious beliefs.

But then Bush pulled one of his 180's and said that he is trying to get the government to give as much money as it can to help faith based businesses -- government money given to people only if they are practicing some type of religion. This just seems like the exact opposite of separating church and state. Businesses and business owners who do not practice some type of government accepted religion will not get this money.

It's government funding religion. You're not fooling me.

Daniel Stephney

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