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Disaster Relief For Churches?

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Thomas Jefferson said it well, there is a wall between church and state, and that wall should not be breached. This is one off the largest and most substantial cornerstones of our Nation, and while the cracks have been coming by the way of constant hammering by the religious right, now they are adding dynamite.

Churches are supposed to operate separate of the state and federal government. They have to buy land, build and insure it for the worth of the building. In the past they have gained federal funds by doing day care, and charitable donations to the poor. While that sounds fine, it is not, those are small and unforgiving breaches of the separation of state and church.

"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God; that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship; that the legislative powers of government reach actions only and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people …

Ohio Governed By Anti Choice, Pro Vaginal Rape, John Kasich

The overwhelming sting of second class citizenry hit home this last week when Governor Kasich a Ohio Republican signed into law cuts for planned parenthood, forced ultrasounds, and forbidden for rape counselors to talk about all options. This was the lowest blow in Ohio to date by Republicans, who obviously have no care for who their votes come from, well as long as they are women.

A group of pro life, pro suffering which goes by a historic name, showing their outdated thinking, and clear disdain for women and their choices, The Susan B Anthony list have been pushing for this legislation. The claim that after a doctor was convicted of killing newborns, abortion needs restricted. Those were probably partial birth abortions. Which in a pro lifer's eyes is a baby. But then they know nothing of science or facts. They are simply pro life until it is born, then let it suffer a horrible life.

Kasich stepped over the line this time. He didn't even let the legislation go through commit…