We must protect our government from religion—and vice versa. Our forefathers knew it. Somehow, our current leaders seem to have lost sight of that basic fact:
President Obama failed to deliver on his campaign promises.
When creating his Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Obama did not adequately prevent discrimination on the basis of religion by those organizations that receive government grants.
Although he had originally proposed a new take on the Faith-Based Initiative, one that would not maintain the constitutional and civil rights obstacles of the Bush Administration, the executive order President Obama signed last week leaves the ENTIRE architecture of the Bush Faith-Based Initiative intact—every executive order, every rule, every regulation.
And thanks to a hard line anti-civil rights push from the Department of Justice toward the end of the Bush Administration, almost every social service tax dollar distributed by the government can be used for discriminatory hiring.
In this time of unparalleled need, this is even more unacceptable than ever.
So, once again, it's up to us.
The Blog Against Theocracy Blog Swarm is on again. Scheduled for Easter weekend [April 10 - 12], it will address the urgent need for the continuing struggle to keep church and state away from each other.
So, please go here to learn how to participate and get ideas for your post. And link your post to the swarm.
Oh, and one other thing. You can go here and tell Obama's administration directly that you are watching what they do and that you perceive this issue as urgent.