Monday, April 19, 2010

Florida: Keep Our Money Away From Religion

I wrote about this issue last week, but there is an interesting editorial in today's St. Petersburg Times:

Protect Floridians' religious liberty

written by Rev. Dr. Harold M. Brockus, who is a president of the Pinellas County Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and a retired Presbyterian and United Church of Christ minister.

He writes:
Floridians would not be truly free if they were forced to contribute tax money to religions they don't support.
I agree wholeheartedly! We must ensure that this amendment is defeated, if it is placed on the ballot. As Rev. Brockus says:
As a member of the clergy, I know how much Americans value their right to worship. It is precious. It's what sets us apart from many other nations, where people are oppressed because of what they believe or are forced to support religion against their will.
Amen to that!