Private Charity or Government Programs?
by: Spencer Chretien
Religious charities in particular are fodder for big government liberals. Not only do they compete with the government for our money, but their religious status also makes them targets for anyone who insists upon an extreme separation of church and state that allows for absolutely no interaction at all between religion and government, and therefore thinks they shouldn’t even be classified as charities. Under the Obama administration, this usual problem remains, but it’s exacerbated by policies like the contraception mandate in Obamacare. : (Ask the: Little Sisters of the Poor: about that.) There is also: some evidence: that gay marriage and religious liberty may be in conflict, and religious charities undoubtedly will be affected.
Conservatives should give as much as they can to private charities. It’s a great way for us to walk the walk. It’s a great way to fight big government liberalism. It helps religion secure a role in the public square. And, of course, it’s good to help people in need.: It makes you happy, too.
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