Friday, April 3, 2009

Religious Left wants government power, too

Judging by this post from Bruce Prescott - a former president of the Oklahoma chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State - social conservatives are not the only ones lending their support to the blatantly un-Constitutional Office of Faith-Based Initiatives.
Campolo Diminishes Himself in Oklahoma

EXCERPTS: I went to Oklahoma City yesterday to hear Tony Campolo speak on "Volunteerism" in an event sponsored by the Oklahoma Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and its parent organization the Oklahoma Department of Human Services along with the United Way and the University of Oklahoma.

I used to be a big fan of Tony Campolo. Until yesterday, I thought his form of faith and mine were nearly identical. In times past, I've heard him speak as an advocate for separation of church and state. Yesterday, however, his actions did not match his previous rhetoric on that subject. . . .

Campolo's sermon was the first sermon I've ever heard from a moderate or progressive Baptist that was solicited, endorsed and introduced by an agent of the state acting in an official capacity and supported by funding from U.S. and/or State of Oklahoma tax dollars.

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