May
10
2010

No prayer allowed for subsidized senior meals? #rsrh

What an absolutely brilliant notion; I can’t imagine how that could possibly go wrong.

…[Preston] Blackwelder said it would be preposterous to stop praying before meals at Port Wentworth’s Ed Young Senior Citizens Center near Savannah because of a federal guideline.

“She would say pray anyway,” Blackwelder said of his grandmother. “She’d say don’t listen.”

But Senior Citizens Inc. officials said Friday the meals they are contracted by the city to provide to Ed Young visitors are mostly covered with federal money, which ushers in the burden of separating church and state.

(Via Hot Air Headlines)  Call me a dirty no-good theocratic knuckle-dragging reactionary (we will now pause for a discreet chuckle from my personal friends), but I’m pretty sure that if you could somehow contact James Madison at this late date and asked him whether he intended the Bill of Rights to keep charity cases from being able to pray before federally-subsidized meals, he’d look at you as if you had two heads.  Then he’d probably motion for George Mason to grab you from behind so that Madison could knee you in the groin.

Moe Lane

1 Comment

  • Rob Crawford says:

    “if you could somehow contact James Madison at this late date and asked him whether he intended the Bill of Rights to keep charity cases from being able to pray before federally-subsidized meals, he’d look at you as if you had two heads.”

    Yes — but mainly because of the “federally-subsidized meals” bit.

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