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Friday, October 20, 2017

Religious Right Using Hurricane Tragedies To Grab Public Funds For Churches

 

In between Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Trump took the time to plant a tweet bomb under the First Amendment. “Churches in Texas should be entitled to reimbursement from FEMA Relief Funds for helping victims of Hurricane Harvey (just like others),” he twittered.

If it seems a little hasty to start arguing about money before the streets are dry, that’s because, well, we’re talking big money here, and not just disaster money. The thing about today’s religious right is it is really focused on the bottom line—and the First Amendment is starting to look like roadkill on the path to the ultimate payday.…

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Where Is Disney’s Outrage About Pat Robertson?

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.
By Nancy Levine

In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting earlier this month, which killed 59 people and left more than 500 injured, televangelist Pat Robertson blamedthe massacre on Americans’ disrespect for Donald Trump.

Robertson said, “Why is it happening? You know, what I’d like to give you is the fact that we have disrespect for authority. There is profound disrespect of our president all across this nation.”

Robertson made his comments on his TV show The 700 Club, which airs twice a day on ABC’s Freeform Network. The network, formerly known as ABC Family, is part of Disney Television Group/ABC and wholly owned by the Walt Disney Company.…

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