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FEMA plans to reimburse faith groups for aid

Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by DRB, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    I don't think this is a bad idea.
     

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  2. enkidu

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    Religious-label-blind, ideology-blind political-affiliation-blind reimbursement sounds fair to me, too.
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Agreed. Perhaps non-religious groups are already re-imbursed? I don't know but I would imagine there'd be an unholy sh*tstorm if they weren't.
     
  4. Andyman_1970

    Andyman_1970 Turbo Monkey

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    If I were a religious group that aided storm victims, I wouldn't want to be reimbursed........that's part of a churches ministry. I purchased several hundred dollars worth of clothes for a displaced family from Katrina that are living up here in Little Rock, I wouldn't accept reimbursement for that.
     
  5. enkidu

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    But wouldn't the reimbursement make it possible for you to do more with it?

    I agree with you that it is not an act of charity, if you "count" on reimbursement, but I will be thrilled to see that at least that much of "federal" fund will be used for good cause through me with *twice* the value (with reimbursement) rather than to making more weapons-of-mass-destruction delivery system.
     
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    Andyman_1970 Turbo Monkey

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    If people would use their reimbursement for helping others, that's cool - but you're right it's not charity if you're counting on getting reimbursed.