Federal funding should NOT build churches!
July 19, 2013
A serious violation of the separation between state and church looms. Senate Bill 1274 was introduced July 10. This bill proposes that churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and other places of worship destroyed or damaged by natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy should receive federal, financial aid. The Establishment Clause firmly prohibits our government from funding religions, including the construction and repair of churches. If passed this bill would give millions of dollars of taxpayers' -your- money to organizations which already receive substantial tax-exempt charitable donations.
Citizens should not have to fund a religion that they do not participate in! Call, write or email your senator telling them to vote NO on S.1274!
• The bill was assigned to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Please contact the committee member chair, or your senator if he or she sits on the committee. (Phone, email and/or tweet). There are 9 Democrats and 8 Republicans.
Chair: Tom Carper, D- Delaware
• Contact your own senators. We encourage both phoning the D.C. office and following up with email or tweet:
You can track this bill yourself online (sign up here).
Please continue to respond in a timely fashion to news developments if this bill moves out of committee. It's helpful to send a letter to the editor about why you oppose such funding and to use social media or social networks or on comment sections at online news sources to influence public opinion.
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