You think that bulky 400+ page, dense, dull legislative bill being
argued in Congress is just about business and finance and taxing and
spending?

Restrictions on religious freedom are in there, too.

President Obama’s proposed economic stimulus plan makes
a deliberate – and unconstitutional – attempt to censor religious
speech and worship on school campuses across the nation, according to a
lawyer who argued related cases before the U.S. Supreme Court 20 years
ago and won them all.

“This isn’t like a convenient oversight. This is intentional. This
legislation pokes its finger in the eyes of people who hold religious
beliefs,” Jay Sekulow, chief of the American Center for Law and
Justice, told WND today…

The wording that specifically targets religious speech already has
been approved by the majority Democrats in the U.S. House – all GOP
members opposed it. In the Senate, Jim DeMint, R-S.C., proposed an
amendment to eliminate it, but again majority Democrats decided to keep
the provision targeting religious instruction and activities.

DeMint warned organizations such as the Fellowship of Christian
Athletes, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Student Ministries,
Hillel and other religious groups would face new bans on access to
public facilities that would not apply to other organizations.

Critics argued schools would accept any money offered, then impose a ban on religious events.

“This is a direct attack on students of faith, and I’m outraged
Democrats are using an economic stimulus bill to promote
discrimination,” DeMint said.

More of what’s in the bill on this breakdown in NRO.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....