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The other day President Obama was speaking to a group of feminists and started the typical liberal nonsense about how Republican attacks on Planned Parenthood threatened the important cancer screenings of women. Basically, because Republicans are defunding PP, women will die. What bunk. The de-funders have nearly all had stipulations that if PP stops offering child killing services, they can get their money in full. But child killing is way too lucrative of a business for PP, and therefore they will defend it at all costs...even when the arguments are stupid.
So in order to hide what they are really wanting to defend and perpetuate, they wrap their arguments in this cloak of caring so much about the well being of women. But just wait a little bit and before long there will be a story that pops up that totally undermines this entire false narrative. Like this one:
Mandatory Bible studies have led to the loss of federal funds for two Colorado women's shelters. The Gospel Shelter for Women centers, which are non-profit organizations, offer assistance to individuals who are mentally ill. Additionally, they provide transitional housing for the homeless and those struggling with addiction.
There's nothing new about the religious elements associated with both facilities, as both Liza's Place and Hope Home ? the shelters at the center of this funding cut ? have always been faith-based and open about fully embracing Christianity. KXRM-TV has more:
Apparently, the women who go through these facilities are required to participate in Bible studies as a portion of their treatment. In the past, these studies were believed to be optional, so officials allowed monies to be allocated in support of the shelters. But the revelation that participants are forced to take part in religious activities has led to a major funding loss.
Faced with a tough decision, leaders of the organization decided to keep prayer and faith in the program. Of course, the other option would be to continue accepting federal dollars, while taking faith out of the equation.
"They wanted me to get some of the Christianity out of the program, and we just couldn't do that," said Marilyn Vyzourek, the founder and executive director of Liza's Place. "The meat of what we do here is the Bible studies."
Liberals care so much about women they are cutting $55,000 a year from these women's shelters simply because they don't like Christianity being a part of it. Now take a step back and compare the two. Obama rails against conservatives for being willing to deny funding to facilities that offer women cancer screenings because they also practice child killing. Yet he facilitates the denial of funds to facilities that save women from the streets because they also have the women engage in Bible studies.
Leave out the fact that the values of the Bible were things embraced by our Founders and that they intended for the government to further (I did not say that the government's job was to evangelize, but rather that it was to be used to further the principles and virtues taught by Christianity), because apart from those principles our Founders knew freedom would not survive. It's why George Washington proclaimed that the man who attempts to remove those principles from the public square was no patriot.
But even ignoring that reality, the comparison is too distinct to miss. Child killing vs. Bible study. In the eyes of liberals, the first is less of a reason to deny taxpayer funds than the latter.
In a larger sense, I think seeking outside sources of funding is a better solution for these shelters anyway. Though it will be a huge hit for the shelters to take, and though the over-taxation of our government discourages the very kind of charity and benevolence that people would love to engage in to fund these kinds of shelters themselves, weaning off the government is never a bad thing.
Here's to hoping there will be men and women of conscience and of means who will see the value in these places, even if liberals don't. Not that you can blame them, of course...there's only so much money out there, and the killing mills need some funds.