Matthew Archbold reports that the Obama Administration is considering forcing faith-based recipients of federal money to cover or hide religious iconography:
According to OnFaith blog, Obama's faith council is debating forcing religious charities to cover up any and all religious icons if they receive federal funding.My Comments:
OnFaith reports:Obama's faith council is finalizing its draft report this week, and one of the key debates that emerged from the phone conference yesterday was whether there should be rules requiring religious groups to cover up religious symbols if they receive federal funding for services. For example, if a church gets money for a soup kitchen, would it have to remove or put a cloth over all crosses, pictures, etc., every time it gets ready to feed the hungry?So remember when Obama said he decided to continue President Bush's funding of faith based organizations, I'm pretty sure that this White House continued it only so that the money could be used as a Trojan Horse that could destroy or at least secularize religious organizations.
Just more proof that, for all its bluster about reaching out to people of faith in the last election cycle, the Democrat Party remains openly hostile to, or at the very least, very uncomfortable with, overt demonstrations of religious faith.